“Monsters vs. Aliens” Gets Original Score by Henry Jackman

By • August 4, 2008

Yet another Hans Zimmer protegĂ© is ready to fly solo: Henry Jackman, who has worked on Zimmer scores such as The Dark Knight, The Simpsons Movie and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, has been hired to compose the original score for Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming sci-fi adventure Monsters vs. Aliens. Directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2), this is Dreamworks Animation’s first 3-D feature, telling the story about a young girl who turns into a giant monster when hit by a meteorite from outer space. Voice cast members include Seth Roger, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. Dreamworks Animation has confirmed to Upcoming Film Scores that Hans Zimmer is also onboard the film supervising the music. In related news, Jim Dooley is doing the music for Activision’s Monster vs Aliens video game which is going to come out around the time of the film’s release, March 27 next year.

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