Composer Bear McCreary's ("The Walking Dead", the upcoming Child's Play) score for Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released tomorrow, and in addition to a killer cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" by Serj Tankian, the score will features individual themes for the film's monsters: Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Today, Forbes has debuted the theme for Rodan, which you can listen to below.
"I’ll never forget the moment I first heard Bear’s music in the epic reboot of Battlestar Galactica. It was bold, elegant and decisively different than the typical space opera scores of the day, evoking something ancient and deeply powerful," director Michael Dougherty told the site. "And even then, I knew how meaningful the title was because I was determined to collaborate with him. And while it only took about 15 years, I couldn’t be happier that our first effort together is for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Bear has crafted something truly special that honors the history of the legendary kaiju but also adds new layers and a rich mythic spirit to Godzilla’s legacy. Long live the King."
The sequel takes place five years after the first film.
"The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance."
Dougherty directed from a script by Zach Shields (Krampus, Trick 'r Treat), the film stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31st.