Jon Brion to Score Laika’s 3D Stop-Motion Animated Feature PARANORMAN

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Musician Jon Brion has some great scores to his name.  He’s done subtle, moving music for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York, but can just as easily do light-hearted upbeat work like he did with Step Brothers, Other Guys, and my personal favorite, I Heart Huckabees.  Now Laika and Focus Features have sent out a press release annoucning that Brion will provide the score for their upcoming 3D stop-motion animated comedy Paranorman.  The film revolves around Norman (voiced by Let Me In‘s Kodi Smit-McPhee), a young boy who can speak to the dead and must use his abilities to save his town from zombies, ghosts, witches, and dim-witted adults.

Hit the jump for the press release, which includes a statement from Brion on why he decided to make Paranorman his first animated film.  Paranorman is due out August 17, 2012.

Michael Giacchino to Score LET ME IN, UNDERCOVERS; THE OTHER GUYS Groove to the Sounds of Jon Brion

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As a regular for both J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) and Pixar (Ratatouille, Up), Michael Giacchino has proven to be one of the medium’s most reliable composers in recent years; after this year’s win for Up, he’s got an Oscar to prove it.  According to an announcement on Giacchino’s website, the composer will re-team with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves for the vampire thriller Let Me In.  Meanwhile Abrams, the man who introduced the two as producer of Cloverfield, has procured Giacchino’s services for at least the pilot (and hopefully more) of the NBC spy drama Undercovers.  And with that, both promising projects added another 1/4c of promise.

Hit the jump for details on Jon Brion’s score for the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg cop comedy, The Other Guys.

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