Fox confirms Horner on ‘Avatar’

By • June 20, 2007

20th Century Fox has confirmed to FMW that James Horner will score James Cameron’s upcoming science fiction adventure Avatar.

The Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency announced Horner’s involvement in the picture several weeks ago, but deleted the information on their web site since no deal was in place yet. Last week, however, 20th Century Fox confirmed to Film Music Weekly that Horner is indeed going to compose the music for the film, which means that the composer is now set to work with James Cameron for the third time. Their two previous projects were Aliens (1986), widely recognized as a film music classic in the science fiction genre, and Titanic (1997), which resulted in the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

Avatar, which is scheduled to premiere on May 22, 2009, is a sci-fi story about a war veteran who is brought to the planet Pandora, where humans find themselves at odds with each other and the local Na’vis, the humanoid race that inhabits Pandora. The cast includes Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Laz Alonso.
James Horner is also scoring another epic adventure, The Spiderwick Chronicles, directed by Mark Waters, for release on February 15, 2008.

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