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Philip Glass to score 'Fantastic Four' reboot

Glass will collaborate with film composer Marco Beltrami on the music for the reboot

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Philip Glass is to score the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot, the film's director has revealed.

The 77-year-old composer will collaborate with specialist film composer Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker, Scream) on the score, director Josh Trank told Collider. "I've been working with him for almost a year now and he's so inspiring," Trank said of Glass. "He's such a humble, amazing guy."

Three of Glass's previous film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards: 1997's Kundun, 2002's The Hours and 2006's Notes On A Scandal. Beltrami is a two-time Academy Award nominee for his scores to 2007's 3:10 To Yuma and 2008's The Hurt Locker.

The Fantastic Four reboot stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards aka Mr Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm aka Invisible Girl, Michael B Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm aka The Thing. Toby Kebbell will appear as supervillain Dr Doom.

Chronicle director Josh Trank is behind the camera, shooting from a script by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and up-and-coming screenwriter Jeremy Slater. The film is set to open in cinemas on August 7 this year. An official plot synopsis was released last month (December).

Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four superhero crew previously appeared on the big screen in a low-budget 1994 film titled The Fantastic Four and in a glossier 2005 offering starring Chris Evans and Jessica Alba called Fantastic Four, which spawned a sequel that arrived two years later, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

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