What does Middle Earth look like? Director Peter Jackson, in complicity with his photography, costume and production design team, gave us a perfect answer years ago. On the other hand, how does Middle Earth sound? Well, we fans received an equally detailed response, which was born from the scores of one of the most acclaimed soundtrack composers of all time. The canadian Howard Shore has left an indelible mark (among other things) thanks to the music he conceived for the film trilogy The Lord of the rings. So it is very valid to get excited about the possibility that such a legend is also part of the upcoming Amazon Studios series.
According to Deadline, Currently there are talks with Howard Shore to compose the music for the series live-action from The Lord of the rings. This news is surprising because, from the beginning, everything indicated that the television project would have a completely new cast and production team. However, it seems that Jeff Bezos’ company recognizes that the melodies of Middle-earth cannot emerge if it is not from the baton of that veteran composer.
Needless to say, the universe of The Lord of the rings – from the literary work of JRR Tolkien – is full of myths, characters, towns and cities. Thus, Howard Shore faced a colossal challenge when he was commissioned to compose the score for Peter Jackson’s film adaptations twenty years ago. However, he more than complied by establishing the definitive musical themes for places like La Comarca or Rivendell; of elements like the One Ring, or of epic sequences like the cavalcade of the Rohirrim during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Howard Shore received the Academy Award for his work on the first and third installments of The Lord of the rings, titled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The return of the King (2003). For the latter, in addition to Best Score, he triumphed in the Best Original Song category thanks to his score for the song “Into the West” by Annie Lennox.
The Canadian was also responsible for the soundtrack of the film trilogy The Hobbit (2012-2014), which served as a prequel saga to the original Middle Earth movies. He is also remembered for his work on the acclaimed films Hugo (2011), The Aviator (2004) and The silence of the inocents (1991).
The filming of the first season of The Lord of the rings took place in New Zealand from April 2020 to August 2. The post-production of its eight episodes will take place right there, with a view to premiere in September 2022.
The Amazon Studios show is developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Its first two episodes were directed by the Spanish JA Bayona (The impossible). Charlotte Brändström (The witcher) directs another two chapters and the rest of the season boasted to Wayne yip (Treadstone) at the helm of the ship.
The Lord of the Rings series entry would have original music by Howard Shore was first published on Cinema PREMIERE.