FANTASTIC SCORES: THE MUSIC OF JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
October 11, 2018
JNH’s CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD soundtrack coming from Water Tower Music
WaterTower Music is scheduled to release their soundtrack album for FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, the fantasy adventure sequel to the J. K. Rowling-scripted FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM from 2016 [and based on her 2001 book], on November 9th. Along with director David Yates, composer James Newton Howard (THE HUNGER GAMES series, Peter Jackson’s KING KONG, Disney’s MALEFICENT) returns for the new film.
The film features an ensemble cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp. The plot follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world. It is the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and ninth overall in the Wizarding World franchise, that began with the Harry Potter films.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD opens via Warner Bros on Friday, November 16, and WaterTower’s digital soundtrack emerges on the previous Friday, November 9th. Pre-orders not yet available but check Amazon in another week or so. Sony in Europe is offering a CD release of the score, also on Nov. 9, which is currently pre-orderable from Amazon.de
Watch the film trailer: