Michael Giacchino has created scores for action films, science fiction and fantasy stories, superhero extravaganzas, comedies and dramas. But it turns out there’s a quintessentially American genre he’s still keen to tackle. “I would probably like to do an old-school western,” Giacchino revealed. “[That] would be awesome.”
Although they’re only made periodically today, it looks like Giacchino would love the opportunity to score a movie set in the Wild West, like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Unforgiven,” or “The Power of the Dog,” featuring horses, cowboys, and dusty frontier towns. Although Giacchino didn’t have a chance on a western plateau in the 1800s, he came close. “I just make a western with [writer and director] Tom Bezucha called “Let him go”. Kevin Costner was in it. It happened in the 60s, and I love this film. It’s good. It’s a dark, dark tale, and it’s about as close to a Western as I’ve gotten, feature-length wise.”
We’re crossing our fingers that we’ll soon be enjoying an old-school western on the big screen with music composed by Giacchino.
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