Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes Over Abbey Road

Michael Giacchino has all the fun these days. Lucky for us, he usually shares the best moments of his magical, musical days on Twitter. If you missed his awesome cameo in Coco, a still of his skeletal character is currently his avatar. Scroll back to mid-February and he tweeted his first day recording The Incredibles 2, the sequel to one of his earliest forays into film. And now he’s back in the recording studio for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Giacchino tweeted a picture of the score marking the start of the recording session, and tagged the film’s director, JA Bayona.

Bayona tweeted back today an exciting video of the full orchestra in action. The musicians were recording a particularly tender passage that captures the majesty of being on the island. The Jurassic Park music has an extremely emotional effect from the terror of the carnivorous beasts to the sweeping experiencing of seeing prehistoric creatures reborn.

Bayona wrote, “Old memories (not so old)” meaning probably yesterday. It’s definitely going to be a memory that lasts a lifetime, however. Layer on layer of musical history is crossing paths as Bayona noted that the recording session was taking place at the Abbey Road studios.

Giacchino also composed the score for the previous Jurassic World that was an extremely successful and fun reboot of the original Spielberg universe. The legendary John Williams composed the original score and iconic theme song. This isn’t the first time that Giacchino has picked up the Williams mantle. He composed Rogue One in 2016 from the Star Wars universe.

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom will wrap post-production soon and hit theaters June 22.

Featured Image: Owen (CHRIS PRATT) meets the vicious T. rex in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Photo Credit: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.