The LOTR Movie Site

February 21, 2000

James Horner Front Runner to Score LOTR
Matthew Bass

I picked this up from TheOneRing.com and Ringbearer. Looks like Wojciech Kilar is not the primary candidate for composing the LOTR soundtrack. Here's the scoop straight from the good folks over at FilmForce.net:

On a recent installment of the "FilmFreak" show on KLSX 97.1 FM in Los Angeles, Michael De Luca from New Line indicated rumors of composer Wojciech Kilar`s (Bram Stoker`s Dracula) attachment to the forthcoming Lord of the Rings feature films are not well founded.

The New Line rep said Kilar`s name has indeed been brought up in association with LOTR, but revealed New Line`s favorite to score the trilogy is James Horner (Aliens, Braveheart, Titanic).