hurricaneMadoro Music will relase a soundtrack album for the documentary Hurricane (Ouragan). The album features the film’s original music composed by BAFTA nominee Yann Tiersen (AmelieGood Bye Lenin!). The soundtrack will be released digitally on June 3, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonHurricane is directed by Cyril Barbancon, Andy Byatt & Jacqueline Farmer who teamed up with NASA to tell the story of the birth, life and death of one storm, called Lucy. Shot in 12 countries over 4 years, the movie follows the hurricane as  it begins as an ominous sandstorm in Senegal, heading west across the Atlantic and finally crashing into the jungles of the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »

douglas-pipesDouglas Pipes has been hired to score the upcoming indie thriller The Ones Above. The film is directed by J.S. Wilson and stars James Zimbardi, Emily Somers, Jean Smart, Skyler Caleb, Andrea Hunt , Robert R. Shafer and Carlos Pratts. The movie follows two estranged brothers who reunite after the mysterious disappearance of their mother and discover an unknown supernatural force. Zimbardi and Caleb have also written the screenplay with Woodrow Hancock. They are also producing the project with Anthony C. Ferrante (Sharknado series). Read the rest of this entry »

tmnt-2Paramount Music will release a soundtrack album for the family action adventure Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The album features the film’s original music composed by Steve Jablonsky (Transformers series, The IslandEnder’s GameDesperate HousewivesPain & Gain). The soundtrack will be released digitally on June 3, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is directed by David Green and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brian Tee and Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly. The movie follows Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick and newcomer Casey Jones as they return to save the city from a dangerous threat. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new movies are opening nationwide this holiday weekend:

x-men-apocalypseExpected to top the weekend box office is X-Men: Apocalypse directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters and Kodi Smit-McPhee. The film’s original music is composed by John Ottman (X2X-Men: Days of Future PastThe Fantastic FourSuperman Returns) who also serves as the movie’s editor, as well as a co-producer. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Click here for the full album details. Also visit SoundWorks Collection for a video interview with Ottman about his work on the project, as well as Film Music Magazine and Examiner for more interviews.

alice-through-the-looking-glassAlso opening wide is the fantasy adventure Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by James Bobin, produced by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifan, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland, Spider-ManBatmanMen in BlackCharlie and Chocolate FactoryAvengers: Age of Ultron) has composed the film’s original music. Walt Disney Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous article for the full album details. Also visit Trailer Addict for a video interview with Elfman about his work on the sequel. Read the rest of this entry »

strattonNathaniel Mechaly has recently recorded his score for the upcoming action thriller Stratton. The film is directed by Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The General’s Daughter, The Expendables 2) and stars Dominic Cooper, Austin Stowell, Gemma Chan, Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretschmann, Connie Nielsen, Jake Fairbrother and Sir Derek Jacobi. The movie follows a determined and dedicated SBS operative working alongside MI5 to prevent an international terrorist attack in London. Read the rest of this entry »

independence-day-resurgenceThe full details of the soundtrack album for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Thomas Wander & Harald Kloser (2012, White House Down, The Day After Tomorrow, 10’000 BC). Also included are the songs Electric U by Kid Bloom and Annie Trousseau’s cover version of Cher’s Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) as featured in the movie. The soundtrack will be released on June 17, 2016 by Sony Classical and is now available for pre-order on AmazonIndependence Day: Resurgence starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward will be released nationwide on June 24 by 20th Century Fox. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Dark Horse’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: May 27, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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dark-horseMadison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album for the documentary Dark Horse. The album features the film’s original music composed by Anne Nikitin (The Imposter, Journey to the Edge of the Universe, This Beautiful Fantastic). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. Dark Horse is directed by Louise Osmond and tells the true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. The documentary premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was released earlier this month in select theaters by Sony Pictures Classics. Read the rest of this entry »

finding-doryThe full details of the soundtrack album for Pixar’s animated feature Finding Dory have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Thomas Newman (American BeautyThe Shawshank RedemptionSkyfall) who previously  scored the original Finding Nemo film, as well as Wall-E for Pixar and director Andrew Stanton. Also included is the end titles song Unforgettable performed by Sia. The soundtrack will be released on June 17, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonFinding Dory starring the voice talent of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton follows Dory and her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. Read the rest of this entry »

Aaron Zigman Scoring ‘The Shack’

Posted: May 26, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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aaron-zigmanAaron Zigman is composing the music for the upcoming drama The Shack. The film is directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) and stars Sam Worthington, Viola Davis, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene and Aviv Alush. The movie is based on the bestselling novel by William Paul Young and follows a grieving man whose youngest daughter was abducted during a family vacation and receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.” John Fusco (Hidalgo, Young Guns, The Forbidden Kingdom) has written the screenplay. Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side, Phone Booth) is producing the project with Brad Cummings. Read the rest of this entry »

the-confirmationA soundtrack album has been released for the indie drama The Confirmation. The album features the film’s original music composed by Jeff Cardoni (CSI: Miami, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Just Friends, The League). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. The Confirmation is written and directed by Bob Nelson and stars Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine, Robert Forster, Stephen Tobolowsky and Tim Blake Nelson. The movie follows an 8-year-old boy and his estranged father who are two days together for the first time in forever. Read the rest of this entry »