Oscar winner Michael Giacchino (Up, Lost) has been hired to compose the original score for Let Me In, writer/director Matt Reeves’ english-language adaptation of John Lindquists’ best-selling Swedish novel “Lat den Ratte Komme In” and the critically-acclaimed film Let the Right One In. Read the press release after the jump.
Heard by millions of people around the world, Giacchino’s work has been nominated twice for an Academy Award-first, for his score to the animated blockbuster Ratatouille, and more recently , for his score to the highly-acclaimed Up for which he won the award in the Best Original Score category. Giacchino’s other notable credits include the score for ABC’s hit shows “Lost” and “Alias,” as well as the feature films Star Trek, Land of the Lost, The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, and Speed Racer.
The haunting and provocative thriller stars Chloe Moretz (hit girl from Kick Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor). Let Me In releases in theaters October 1, 2010.
MICHAEL GIACCHINO’s melodies have enhanced entertainment of all genres, including television shows, feature films, animated shorts, video games, and stand-alone symphonies with themes that run the gamut from driving, melancholic, and suspenseful to serene. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award® – first, for his score to the animated blockbuster “Ratatouille,” and more recently, for his score to the critically-acclaimed “Up” for which he garnered an Academy Award in the Best Original Score category. Remarkably, Giacchino’s Oscar win was the highlight of an award season in which he collected all of the top prizes for his work on “Up” – the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Broadcast Film Critics Choice Award, and two Grammy Awards.
Viewers of the hit ABC TV shows “LOST” and “Alias” are well acquainted with his work and have been enjoying his compositions for several seasons. He most recently composed the score for Pixar’s “UP,” “Star Trek,” “Land of the Lost” and served as Music Director for the 81st Academy Awards. He made his feature film composing breakthrough with his acclaimed score for “The Incredibles,” and went on to compose music for the live-action superhero film “Sky High,” the comedy-drama “The Family Stone,” Albert Brooks’ “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” the thriller “Mission: Impossible III” and “Speed Racer.”
Previously, Giacchino scored the PlayStation video game based on Steven Spielberg’s summer box office hit “The Lost World,” featuring the first original live orchestral score written for a PlayStation console game, recorded with the Seattle Symphony. He went on to compose many orchestral scores for interactive media, including the highly successful “Medal of Honor” series, a World War II simulation game created by Spielberg.
The popularity of ABC’s “LOST” and the music that Giacchino created for the show brought about the premiere of “The LOST Symphony” in September of 2007. The symphonic event, which incorporated themes and passages written by Giacchino for the hit TV show, was performed by the Honolulu Symphony and conducted by Tim Simonec and Giacchino in a multimedia concert at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Emmy Award-winning actor Terry O’Quinn, who plays the show’s character John Locke, joined the musicians on stage to provide narration throughout the concert.
In the summer of 2009 the International Film Music Festival in Ubeda, Spain invited Giacchino to participate in their yearly event as their guest of honor. Roughly 750 fans from across Europe were in attendance for the festival where Giacchino conducted suites from several of his films and other favorite works. He will return in the summer of 2010 as the organization’s honorary president for the Festival.
Giacchino studied film production at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and subsequently pursued composition and music studies at both the Juilliard School, and UCLA.
LET ME IN
Release: October 1st, 2010 (Wide)
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Screenplay by: Matt Reeves
Produced by: Donna Gigliotti, Simon Oakes, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, John Nordling, Carl Molinder
Executive Producers: Alex Brunner, Tobin Armbrust, John Ptak, Philip Elway, Fredrik Malmberg, Vicki Dee Rock
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins
Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl from Kick-Ass) stars as Abby, a secretive 12-year old girl, who moves next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road). Owen is a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school and in his loneliness, forms a profound bond with his new neighbor. Owen can’t help noticing that Abby is like no one he has ever met before. As a string of grisly murders occupy the town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl is really a savage vampire.
Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and produced by legendary British horror brand Hammer Films, is an astonishing coming-of-age story between a young girl and an alienated young boy unlike any other you have seen. Based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma (Let The Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name, Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness.