Michael Giacchino went from one of the most well-known composers to an in-demand filmmaker with his Marvel feature Werewolf By Night.
With that Disney+ release, we saw the filmmaker tap into his 1950s B-horror side with a black-and-white monster movie. It seems like Giacchino likes that world, as his new project is an update on Them!, a classic monster film.
During a Q&A with Collider this past week, Giacchino offered an update on the long-awaited project and said it’s closer to happening now than ever.
“So, anyway, the development we’re in right now, we’re about to find our writer. We were about to make the deal, and then the writer’s strike happened. So then that went on pause, and we waited for 140-whatever days it was. So now we’re just starting up again,” says Giacchino.
The filmmaker then gets into how he plans to handle the original’s themes and filter them for a modern audience.
Giacchino states, “Them! was a film in the 1950s about giant ants. It was sort of discussing the oncoming nuclear age that we found ourselves in and were woefully unprepared for as human beings, and so I thought there’s so much going on in the world – that was clearly a lesson that we didn’t learn as humans – and it feels like it’s a story that could be told again today with a lot of the shit that’s going on in the world. I love that movie dearly. It’s a very special film.”
Werewolf by Night in Color premieres Friday, October 20th, only on Disney+. Check out the trailer below…