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Star Trek Composer Gets Strange

Michael Giacchino is taking on Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Michael Giacchino is getting a chance to work with Benedict Cumberbatch again. And no, it’s not a sequel to “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

Giacchino, the composer behind 2013’s “Into Darkness” as well as 2009’s “Star Trek,” is creating the score for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring none other than Khan himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

A frequent collaborator with J.J. Abrams, Giacchino worked on “Alias” and “Lost,” as well as providing the score for “Mission: Impossible III” in 2006 and “Super 8” in 2011.

He has also composed the music for the upcoming “Star Trek: Beyond,” directed by Justin Lin. “Beyond” will premiere July 22.

“Doctor Strange” is yet another film offering from the Marvel universe, and has been in development hell since the 1980s. Paramount Pictures actually picked up the rights in 2005, but they have since reverted back to Marvel, which will distribute the film through its Walt Disney Co. parent.

The film centers on the world’s top neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange — played by Cumberbatch — who seeks out ways to heal after the accident destroys his career. Along the way, he meets the Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton, who teaches Strange about the mystic arts.

Giacchino won an Oscar for his musical work in Pixar’s “Up,” and also has scored films, like “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Jurassic World” and “Zootopia.”

“Doctor Strange” is set for a Nov. 4 release.

Source: ComingSoon

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