John Williams Begins Scoring 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'by HaydnSpurrell
Just over ten months from release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is being purposefully patient in releasing information. Rumours are that we'll see the first footage at Star Wars Celebration in April, though other rumours claim there may be a teaser trailer attached to Beauty and the Beast, out in March.
That being said, there is some exciting news to come in February, at least. Iconic composer John Williams has begun working on the score for The Last Jedi. This contrasts directly with how the process is usually done. Filmaker Robert Meyer Burnett took to Twitter with the news:
LAST JEDI scoring update. Last Thursday was John Williams' 85th Birthday. He's conducting. Rian Johnson wants to use the score for editing.
— Robert Meyer Burnett (@BurnettRM) February 12, 2017
Editing is often done with a temp soundtrack , though here Johnson wants the film's soundtrack to inspire the editing process entirely. We're accustomed to learning of the scoring process late in the game, and that's far more often the case. It's hard to tell what this could mean for the soundtrack itself.
The film opens on December 15.