Back in February it was announced that Harry Gregson-Williams would be scoring the forthcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel Alien: Covenant. It made sense to follow up the work he did on Prometheus for director Ridley Scott, however a Facebook message to a fan revealed that the composer is now not attached to the film.
Here’s the exchange,
As AvPGalaxy point out scoring for the film was due to start in September, and so far no other names have been put forward. The film is set for an August release next year, so there’s obviously still time. Alexandre Desplat was replaced as the composer for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One just two months before the latest Star Wars film is due out. That was no doubt due to the needlessly-infamous reshoots, and there have been rumours that Alien: Covenant will need some extra work. There’s no great mystery here, but it’s a shame.
Gregson-Williams was Tony Scott’s composer of choice, and his work on the (usually war-themed) video games front is well known. Plus the man scored Arthur Christmas which is sublime, yet a million miles away from the loneliness of space.