Ever since the announcement by Sony Pictures that Mr. Shyamalan’s next film After Earth is with Will Smith and his son Jaden smith, we kept including the term ‘wish’ in our sentences in regards to seeing Mr. James Newton Howard back to composing the score for Mr. Shyamalan’s new film. Without a doubt, the man’s work is quite inspirational and powerful; he has scored over 100 films and is the recipient of eight Academy Award nominations.
We’ve been asked several times by our beloved readers if Mr. Howard is going to compose the score for After Earth, we had a feeling that he would as he is known for his collaborations with Mr. Shyamalan, having scored all his films since The Sixth Sense in 1999. So, here you go, today Mr. Shyamalan via twitter revealed that he needs Mr. Howard to score After Earth during his conversation with Frank Marshall.
Mr. Howard debuted his work for symphony Orchestra; I would Plant A Tree, in February 2009 as part of the Pacific Symphony’s annual American Composers Festival. In 2009, he was awarded a Grammy along with Mr. Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to blockbuster, The Dark Knight. Seeing Mr. Howard on board with Mr. Shyamalan again, one can expect nothing else, but pure beauty, suspense, emotion and artistic contributions; After Earth is going to be Mr. Howard’s 8th film with M.Night Shyamalan.