John Williams returning to Star Wars
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Legendary composer JOHN WILLIAMS will return to pen the score of the next generation of STAR WARS films.
The multi-Oscar winner came up with the atmospheric music in the original trilogy, as well as the three prequels, and now he's been confirmed to write the music for Disney's reboot of the cult franchise.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says, "I had breakfast with someone very important to the Star Wars family last Friday, and he has committed to working on Episode VII. And that is Mr John Williams. Every time I hear John's music, it just gives me the chills. It's so important to the saga."
Williams adds, "Of course I haven't seen the script, the new story is still unknown to me, but I can't imagine that there won't be some references to the existing stories that we know that would necessitate and make appropriate the use of earlier themes."
Disney took over the rights to George Lucas' production company last year (12) in a deal worth $4 billion. Williams is also famous for his work on the Harry Potter films, Indiana Jones and the iconic Jaws theme.
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