Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score
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Courtesy of the Arts & Entertainment section of Examiner.com
, we have confirmation that composer Steve Jablonsky will be returning to score Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Jablonsky has just come from working on Ender's Game, and has worked with other major movie soundtracks, such as Bay's The Island and Armaggedon, as well as collaborating with Hans Zimmer on Pearl Harbor and Pirates of the Caribbean. Take a look at some interview snippets with Examiner below, and read the whole piece here
For this very special interview, Steve and I candidly talk about his involvement with "Ender's Game", the recent release of the soundtrack album, Transformers and Pain & Gain, working with Michael Bay and Gavin Hood and Steve's favorite composers and films of all time. So sit back and enjoy the ride!
Let’s touch on “Transformers” for a minute. You composed the music for the original trilogy of films that really showcased you as a terrific action composer and I really do love the original score very much. What exactly happened with your soundtrack releases for the series?
SJ: That's a big question. I'll just say that these huge summer blockbusters are intense and complex. I personally am so focused on completing the score and making the movie as good as I possibly can, sometimes the soundtrack process gets delayed, which is basically what happened with the first "Transformers." But it was a good learning experience, I try now to start thinking about the album as soon as I can.
Of course, “Transformers 4” is coming. Will you be returning to the series?
SJ: Yes. Very much looking forward to it.
Do you have an idea of what you want to do musically with this reboot?
SJ: Not yet. I need to see more and discuss ideas with Michael. He is still shooting but we will be meeting soon.
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Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528392)
Posted by griftimus prime
on November 7th, 2013 @ 6:32am CST
we going to be insulted again by not having the score in cd form?
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528420)
Posted by noctorro
on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
Love Mr. Jablonsky's music!
It was very strange not to have the last score on CD.
I have both other scores + other albums.
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528479)
Posted by dragons
on November 7th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CST
If its still listed on itunes you can get dark of moon on itunes
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528481)
Posted by Deathscythetransform
on November 7th, 2013 @ 4:27pm CST
well at least this is a good news...
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528500)
Posted by YRQRM0
on November 7th, 2013 @ 6:12pm CST
His scores are great but very similar. I literally thought that Ender's game was using the Transformers score, then I saw that he composed it.
Hopefully LP will be back for the end credits!
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528555)
Posted by SpaceSkull
on November 7th, 2013 @ 9:26pm CST
Enders Game soundtrack is quite good. I'd recommend. Great to hear he will be back again. His first score on T1 was beautiful, should have won an Oscar. I'd say an almost 100% buy for T4 soundtrack unless it's just lame re-hasing like the last Batman album. not so good.
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1528610)
Posted by TurboMMaster
on November 8th, 2013 @ 4:56am CST
To be honest, I feel kinda sory for Steve, create such great score for movie that itself is gonna be a total garbage. I hope there will be LP songs in next movie too.
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1532852)
Posted by Va'al
on December 2nd, 2013 @ 4:59am CST
After the confirmation, a while back
, that Steve Jablonsky will be returning to score Transformers: Age of Extinction, we have another musical tidbit to report. Seibertron.com member mooncake623
has spotted electronic musician and DJ Steve Aoki tweeting
about discussing Transformers with Michael Bay - does this mean he will also be contributing to the film's music? Stay tuned (heh) to find out!
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1532862)
Posted by Rated X
on December 2nd, 2013 @ 6:39am CST
Never heard of him but I like electro way better than boy bands.
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1532863)
Posted by griftimus prime
on December 2nd, 2013 @ 7:14am CST
i dont care. i just want steves tf4 score on cd this time. i dont know why he is doing it again after his 3rd score not being released on cd. it pisses me off.
Re: Steve Jablonsky to Return for Transformers: Age of Extinction Score (1532871)
Posted by YRQRM0
on December 2nd, 2013 @ 8:51am CST
Hmm, I doubt they would use his collab with Linkin Park, unless they did more songs together that have yet to be released (as indicated by some interviews).