Academy-Award winning composer Michael Giacchino is set to continue his creative evolution from the orchestral pit to the director’s chair by helming a reboot of 1954 monster-movie Them! for Warner Bros.
As per Deadline’s report, Giacchino will follow-up his impressive small-screen debut on Marvel’s Werewolf by Night with a take on the classic creature-feature Them!
According to the story Giacchino is looking for writers with the hope of getting the production up and running quite soon.
If you don’t have a Michael Giacchino playlist then you’re living life wrong, so it’s also good news that the man behind Up, The Batman, Spider-man: No Way Home, War for the Planet of the Apes, and so many more, also hopes to score Them!
A Warner Bros. property, 1954’s Them! was directed by Gordon Douglas and told the story of a nest of gigantic irradiated ants that is discovered in the New Mexico desert. The monster bugs quickly become a national threat when it is discovered that two queen ants and their consorts have escaped to establish new nests, triggering a national search that culminates in a battle in the concrete spillways and storm drain system of Los Angeles.
Giacchino told Deadline that “What I love about Them! is exactly what it’s called: Them! It’s about the other, the unknown which one refuses or can’t understand. The current version of Them! is about immigration, and to tell a story about the subject through a lens of this insane science fiction monster movie”.
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