Steve Jablonsky Talks Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Score

Steve-Jablonsky-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction

JoBlo had the pleasure of talking to one of the greatest composers of our time; Steve Jablonsky. In their exclusive interview, Mr. Jablonsky mentions how he got into scoring the Michael Bay Transformers live action movies as well as the project he’s currently working on; Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

I would argue that TRANSFORMERS was your “he’s done it” score. Do you feel that’s accurate?
I have heard that before and I appreciate it. Even Hans Zimmer had said to me one day, like, “You realize you have written something that’s now part of the culture?” I said, “Wow I didn’t know, I didn’t actually realize that” but especially coming from him who has done that time and time again.

What was the process of doing TRANSFORMERS like?
I don’t know, I didn’t even know if I was doing it until he [Michael Bay] called me one day and started talking about it like I was doing it. I said, “oh, am I doing it?” [laughter] And he said, “Oh, yeah what do you think?” [laughter] I thought great. And of course TRANSFORMERS is- I had known about it since I was a kid. My brother was way into it, my younger brother. That was another level of…there is going to be a lot of people looking at this movie.

I wrote a ton of themes for that, I just started writing and writing as much as I could and because I really wanted to…and as Spielberg was involved and I always had that in the back of my mind. I wanted to give them many options, I just remember writing a lot of stuff. I think most of it ended up in the film but the main theme, it’s interesting. I wrote this piece that is now considered the main Autobot theme. I just wrote it, it came out and I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it.

And Michael picked up on that and Hans came into my room one day he is like that right there saying “that is good.” Everybody told me that, that part was good. I didn’t realize…I didn’t think it was any better than anything else in the score so far.

Then, there’s TRANSFORMERS 4…
Yeah, it’s definitely-I haven’t quite met with Michael on Transformers 4 yet, but I have heard probably he wants to do something new which I am totally up for. I think it’s a….I don’t know if you call it a reboot, but it’s all different actors and I haven’t seen it yet. We will see if, if you even hear that theme in the new ones or not. I am not sure yet.

Are you doing the score regardless or this is still unknown?
Am I doing the score for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION ?

Yeah.
Yes, I am.

You can read more at JoBlo.

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Boards)

  1. Niv3k's Avatar Niv3k says

    Good read, I hope the "Autobots" theme plays in the new movie in some sort.

  2. SilverOptimus's Avatar SilverOptimus says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Niv3k View Post
    Good read, I hope the "Autobots" theme plays in the new movie in some sort.
    Me too. I still remember when I first heard it... at the theater...that epic scene ..."Arrival To Earth". I felt numb... I was hooked.

  3. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

    It woul be nice to hear an updated version for when the Dinobots come to play lol

  4. MEGATRON2099's Avatar MEGATRON2099 says

    I wish they would include the music from the first TF movie that sound track was amazing

  5. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BeeOtch217 View Post
    Awesome! I'm a film music fan and I love this kind of stuff. He's like our [TF Film Fans] "Vince DiCola". He does awesome work.

    Transformers: The Score - Arrival To Earth - YouTube
    I can so picture that music right there the first time the Dinobot ship is found with them in stasis inside.

  6. Niv3k's Avatar Niv3k says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NIBMRatchet View Post
    Me too. I still remember when I first heard it... at the theater...that epic scene ..."Arrival To Earth". I felt numb... I was hooked.
    I get chills everytime I watch that part of the movie =p

  7. Scorpio's Avatar Scorpio says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NIBMRatchet View Post
    Few suggestions for music I'd like to hear

    - Mix the 'Sentinel Prime' theme with Optimus's theme to show that he is growing older as a character.
    - Give Optimus a heroic theme that makes us want to shout 'Holy shit this is awesome' whenever we hear it...
    - Two new variations of Arrival to Earth. One that can be played to show the Autobots in exile - the other a more victorious or ceremonial piece
    - A theme similar to 'Sam on the roof' for the action/chase scenes
    - A similar theme to 'No Sacrifice, No Victory' just for the Dinobots
    - A theme similar to 'Asgard' from Thor: The Dark World for the triumphant march into battle
    - A theme similar to 'Into Eternity' from Thor: The Dark World for the inevitable death of Bumblebee in a future movie
    - A much more powerful theme for the Decepticons that portrays them as much more cunning, smart and deadly, similar to a mix between 'Jaws' and the choir section from 'Sam On The Roof'

  8. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Niv3k View Post
    I get chills everytime I watch that part of the movie =p
    Yeah by far my favorite part of the movie.

  9. There are more replies on The 2005 Boards.

    Keep reading: Steve Jablonsky Talks Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Score - Page 2

    Not a member yet? Join TFW2005 Now!

Join the Conversation! › Steve Jablonsky Talks Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction Score Discussion