It was reported by First Showing, that Alexandre Desplat has been chosen by Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures to compose the Godzilla reboot next year. The French born Desplat is one of the most respected composers in Hollywood. The eclectic, 5 time Oscar nominee has scored such various films as, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1,2, Moonrise Kingdom, and Argo.
In a 2011 interview he said he always likes to do something different:
"The key is not to do twice in a row the same kind of film. And if you look at my filmography, I never do twice..."
Desplat's appointment has no doubt raised some eyebrows in Hollywood. This, plus the script's pedigree, penned by Drew Pierce, Max Borenstein, and Frank Darabont hints that Gareth Edwards' Godzilla will be more intimate and have more depth of emotion than your average action movie or monster flick. We can expect good things on the way. I can't wait.