In an AP interview published today, Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he and his long-time collaborator John Williams will team up again for next year’s The BFG, Spielberg’s new fantasy adventure film to be released on July 1, 2016:
AP: “Bridge of Spies” is the first film in years you’ve made without John Williams composing the score.
Spielberg: Johnny Williams will be back to do The BFG. We’ve only not worked together twice in 42 years. The first one was “The Color Purple” in 1985 and the second time was because Johnny had a small medical procedure that precluded him from writing and scoring my movie in the window that he was going to do it. He’s fine, he’s 100 percent back to work on “Star Wars,” but it sadly precluded him from working on Bridge of Spies. I was able to work with Thomas Newman, who I’m a huge fan of. This is just a blip and we’re both sad about it, but we’re excited to get back together for “BFG” now.