Michael Giacchino, Oscar-winning composer Batman, Up and Pass awayis going where some melody artists have gone before: the director.
Giacchino has been tapped to direct Marvel’s untitled Halloween special, which will premiere later this month in Atlanta. Little is known about the project, which is sometimes called Werewolf of the nightthough sources say that won’t be the headlines by the time the special airs on Disney+ later this year.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly will star in the hour-long story, with sources claiming Bernal is playing the role of werewolf.
Werewolf of the night is a comic book published by Marvel in the 1970s and revolves around a man named Jack Russell, a genuine werewolf. The manga is probably best known for introducing the hero Moon Knight out of 32.
In recent years, the werewolf concept has been refined as a new Native American character. Music is the highlight of the story as it helps the character control his body transformation.
Giacchino is one of Hollywood’s most successful composers, who is also very popular in the field of the genre. He got his breakthrough with the 2004 Pixar classic, The Incrediblesthis strengthened his relationship with the company as he continued to work Ratatouille, Up, brought him an OscarCars 2, Inside Out, Incredible 2, Coco, and coming soon Light year.
He also has a close relationship with JJ Abrams, making for notable work in the hit series Pass away and reboot Star Trek.
His Marvel connection stretches back to 2016 Sorcerer Supreme, and he handled the score for Tom Holland’s trilogy Spiderman movie. His Batman the music can now be heard on the big screen and this summer he will have notes for Jurassic World while reuniting with Marvel once again for Thor: Love and Thunder.