Everything is finally coming together for The Hobbit. We have Peter Jackson directing, Martin Freeman Bilboing, and now Howard Shore has confirmed that he will be composing.
Shore is responsible for the magnificent music from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and won two Oscars for both Fellowship of the Ring and Return of the King. I don’t think Middle Earth fans imagined anyone other than Shore for The Hobbit score, so they will be pleased of his return.
Shore confirms his involvement during an interview with The Province:
And now it looks like Shore is going back to Middle Earth with Rings director Peter Jackson. The long-awaited two-part movie adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit is in the works.
“We’ve talked about making these movies for many years, at least since 2002,” Shore says.
“It looks like finally it’s going to be happening. I’ll be working on it for the next three years — it’s going to consume a lot of my time and work now.”
Here’s a reminder of Shore’s previous work:
The Hobbit filming will get under-way in New Zealand next February, but we won’t be hearing the score until the first movie hits in December 2012.