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The maestro is back! 5-time Academy Award Winner John Williams is currently working on an original score for the upcoming book to film adaptation of The Book Thief.

Amazon writes, “The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.”

According to Film Music Reporter: “The Book Thief marks Williams’ first scoring assignment for another director than Steven Spielberg since 2005. The composer had been in talks to score the project since last year before the movie started shooting.”

Here’s an except depicting what could become potential themes or musical cues:

“It’s a small story really, about, among other things:
* A girl
* Some words
* An accordionist
* Some fanatical Germans
* A Jewish fist fighter
* And quite a lot of thievery”
― Death, The Book Thief

Could this be another hit like the music from Schindler’s List was 20 years ago?

Last month Lucasfilm confirmed that Williams is returning to the Star Wars franchise for Episode VII.

Thanks, John Williams Fan Network and Film Music Reporter.

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  • antonia31

    BEST NEWS EVER

  • Jake

    This is one of my favorite books. This is one of my favorite composers (Harry Potter, hello.). This is probably going to be one of my favorite movies.

  • Anon

    I am so excited about this! Even if the adaptation is not as good it should be, there will be an hauntingly beautiful score to back up one of the greatest stories!!! I especially look forward to Papa’s theme and the simple melody put for Liesel and Max. Some of the best movie news!!! :)

  • DrWho-Glee-HP-Fan

    I’m so excited. This is honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read, and John Williams is just fantastic, ahh I’m just really looking forward to this movie.

  • Chloe

    This made my day!

  • Sofia Malik

    Wait, they started shooting?!? I didn’t even know they had a cast yet! I NEED TO GO GOOGLE SOME STUFF NOW

    • caroline

      Principle photography started in February!! sorry omg i’m just so excited

  • morgen71

    I just got way too excited but who cares?! I’ve been waiting a few years now for a Book Thief movie! And now it has John Williams! How can I NOT be excited?

  • Teranel

    Super excited for this, even more so now that I hear John Williams is doing the score! However, they moved it up to November, which already has Catching Fire and Ender’s Game, so I fear it won’t get the attention it deserves.

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