Ladies and gentlemen, we have our composer.
Inbetween the avalanche of casting news, I have spotted this little gem of information about The Hobbit. Howard Shore has confirmed that he will be creating the score.
Speaking to Canadian newspaper The Province, Shore said: “We’ve talked about making these movies for many years, at least since 2002. It looks like finally it’s going to be happening. I’ll be working on it for the next three years – it’s going to consume a lot of my time and work now.”
Three time Oscar winner Shore – who is also a Grammy Awards, Golden Globes and World Soundtrack Awards winner – speaks very fondly about the Lord of the Rings trilogy: “The piece is very close to me, I spent close to four years writing it.”