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Steven S. DeKnight directs Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to the epic action-adventure Pacific Rim which Guillermo del Toro created in 2013. With a script penned by Zak Penn, Jon Spaights and Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim Uprising will introduce new characters and Jaegers as they combat an evolved Kaiju threat once again for Humanity's survival.

Composer Lorne Balfe Replaces John Paesano on Pacific Rim: Uprising

Composer Lorne Balfe Replaces John Paesano on Pacific Rim: Uprising

In news that has completely flown under our radar, Pacific Rim: Uprising composer John Paesano (Netflix's Daredevil and The Defenders) has been replaced. Scoring duties now fall on composer Lorne Balfe.

Balfe is a long time collaborator with Hans Zimmer having teamed with the legendary composer on a number of projects including Inception (2010) and Sherlock Holmes (2009). His own scores include Terminator Genisys (2015), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and 12 Strong (2018).

The day after Balfe was announced, director Steven DeKnight took to Twitter and seemingly confirmed Ramin Djawadi's main theme from the original movie will return. Both Balfe and Djawadi hail from Zimmer's stable of composers, so the replacement makes more sense.

Some fans aired concern that the Tupac sampled trailer music would make an appearance in the film. Balfe seemed to alleviate the panic on his own Twitter account:

According to Film Music Reporter, Paesano had recorded his score for the film last fall. No official reason was given for his music being shelved.

Balfe's score for Pacific Rim: Uprising will be released digitally by Milan Records on March 7th. A physical CD release will happen April 6th.
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5 Fan responses to Composer Lorne Balfe Replaces John Paesano on Pacific Rim: Uprising


Feb-25-2018 12:37 AM

I just hope people will stop complaining now...

The Jurassic Bootleg

Feb-25-2018 7:18 AM

Who cares? Just bring back the old theme and everyone should be happy.

G. H. (Gman)

Feb-25-2018 8:00 AM

The Bootleg Rebellious,
You sort of answered your own question.

The Jurassic Bootleg

Feb-25-2018 8:27 AM


Didn't read the article, I just read the title and assumed it's about switching composer, my bad.


Feb-25-2018 9:17 AM

Always read the article. Lol

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