dickon-hinchliffeDickon Hinchliffe has been tapped to score the upcoming thriller The Reach. The film is directed by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti and stars Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Hannah Mangan, Lawrence and Ronny Cox. The movie is based on the 1972 novel Deathwatch by Robb White and follows a businessman and big game hunter in pursuit of his ultimate prize who hires a college student to lead him into the American desert. Stephen Susco (The GrudgeTexas Chainsaw 3D) has written the screenplay and Douglas is also producing the project with Robert Mitas. Hinchliffe’s recent scoring credits include the critically acclaimed drama Locke starring Tom Hardy and last year’s Out of the Furnace starring Christian Bale & Casey Affleck. Read the rest of this entry »

while-were-youngLCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is composing the music for the upcoming comedy drama While We’re Young. The movie is directed by Noah Baumbach (The Squirrel and the WhaleFrances Ha) and stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver and Charles Grodin. The film follows a frustrated middle-aged filmmaker and his wife whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Baumbach is also producing the project with Scott Rudin (No Country for Old MenThe Social NetworkCaptain Phillips), Lila Yacoub (Frances Ha) and Eli Bush. Murphy has previously collaborated with Baumbach on 2010′s Greenberg starring Ben Stiller.  Read the rest of this entry »

34c1734eAtlantic Records has released the end credits song Shell Shocked from the new film adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The song is written and performed by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign and features a melody from the film’s score composed by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3Avengers: Age of Ultron). Listen to track after the jump and visit iTunes to download the track. Check back on this page for more information about the film’s soundtrack. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek. The action adventure will be released nationwide on August 8, 2014 by Paramount Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Giver’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: July 21, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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imageInterscope Records will release a soundtrack album for the sci-fi drama The Giver. The album features the original song Ordinary Human by OneRepublic, as well as tracks by such artists as Aloe Blacc, Capital Cities, Tori Kelly, Jake Bugg, Bruno Major, Rixton, Sheppard & more. The soundtrack will be released on August 5, 2014 and is now abvailable for pre-order on Amazon. The Giver is directed by Phillip Noyce and stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, Emma Tremblay and Katie Holmes. The movie based on the bestselling novel by Lois Lowry features an original score by Marco Beltrami and will be released nationwide on August 15, 2014 by the Weinstein Company. Read the rest of this entry »

12-monkeysExecutive producer Terry Matalas has announced on Twitter that Trevor Rabin is composing the music for the upcoming Syfy original series 12 Monkeys. The show is based on the 1995 feature directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Aaron Standford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo. The series follows a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. Matalas is also executive producing the Universal Cable production with Travis Fickett (Nikita), Natalie Chaidez and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle (American HustleThe International). Read the rest of this entry »

the-lotteryPremiering tonight is the new Lifetime original series The Lottery created by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men) and starring Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vasquez, Shelley Conn and Martin Donovan. The show’s original music is composed by Jeff Cardoni (Just FriendsCSI: MiamiStep Up: All In). The Lottery is set 25 years in the future when the human race faces extinction and when women stop having children. When a number of fertilized embryos are discovered, a national lottery is setup to help decide the surrogates. The show will air every Sunday night on Lifetime. To learn more about the drama, vista the official show website. Read the rest of this entry »

hannibalLakeshore Records will release a number of soundtrack albums for the critically acclaimed NBC series Hannibal. The albums will feature the show’s original music composed by Brian Reitzell (30 Days of NightFriday Night LightsStranger Than FictionBoss). Music from both seasons of the series will be featured on the albums, which are set to be released on September 2, 2014. The Season 1 – Volume 1 album is available for pre-order here and the Season 1 – Volume 2 release can be pre-orderered here. The Season 2 – Volume 1 soundtrack is also available on Amazon and click here for the Season 2 – Volume 2 album. Check back on this page for the details of the albums and audio clips.  Read the rest of this entry »

comic-conThe line-up for this year’s The Character of Music panel at Comic-Con in San Diego has been announced. A number of composers and producers will discuss the dynamics of music in film and television. Panelists include composer Chris Bacon and producer Christopher Nelson (Bates Motel), composer Paul Haslinger and Halt and Catch Fire creator/executive producer Christopher C. Rogers and Danny Jacob and Phineas & Ferb creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. The participants will discuss their working relationship, how music plays a character in their stories and the intense process of scoring their projects. BMI Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere will serve as panel moderator. The event will take place on Friday, July 25 at 2:00pm in Room 32AB of the San Diego Convention Center.

x-filesLa-La Land Records will release an expanded and remastered soundtrack album for the 1998 feature The X-Files: Fight the Future written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz, directed by Rob Bowman and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The album features the film’s original music composed by Mark Snow (MillenniumBlue Bloods, Elementary) who also scored the complete The X-Files series. The soundtrack will be released on July 29, 2014 and will be available on the label’s official website. To learn more about the release and to check out the full track list of the album, which is limited 3000 copies, visit X-Files News.

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

planesOpening in most theaters is the animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue directed by Bobs Gannaway and featuring the voices of Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Danny Mann, Teri Hatcher and Ed Harris. Mark Mancina (TarzanTwister, Brother Bear, Speed) who previously scored last year’s original film has composed the film’s original score. Walt Disney Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as the original song Still I Fly performed by Spencer Lee and three songs by Brad Paisley. Check out our previous article for the full album details and to learn more about the film.

purge-anarchyAlso opening wide is the thriller sequel The Purge: Anarchy written and directed by James DeMonaco and starring Zach Gilford, Michael Williams, Kiele Sanchez, Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogoro. The film’s original music is composed by Nathan Whitehead who also scored last year’s original film. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Also check out interviews with Whitehead about his work on the film on TheB Screening Room and the Blumhouse Blog. Read the rest of this entry »