hobbit-3WaterTower Music has announced the release date of the soundtrack album for Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The album features the film’s original music composed by Howard Shore (The Silence of the Lambs, Hugo, The Departed) who previously scored the first two films in The Hobbit series, as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The soundtrack will be released on December 16, 2014. Check back on this page for the full album details. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies stars Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, as well as Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom. Read the rest of this entry »

snuffy-waldenW.G. Snuffy Walden has signed on to score the upcoming NBC event series Aquarius. The show is created by John McNamara (Prime Suspect, Fastlane) and stars David Duchovny, Gethin Anthony, Grey Damon, Emma Dumont and Claire Holt. The series is set in the 1960s and follows a cop who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. McNamara is also executive producing the ITV Studios America production with Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Last Man Standing, Tru Calling), Duchovny and Melanie Greene (Californication). Read the rest of this entry »

‘Fury’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: September 16, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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furyVarese Sarabande has announced the details of the soundtrack album for the action war drama Fury. The album features the film’s original music written by Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity, The World’s End, Attack the Block). The soundtrack will be released on October 14, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for audio clips. Fury is written and directed by David Ayer and stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood. The movie is set during World War II in April of 1945 as the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre and follows an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Read the rest of this entry »

see-no-evilIntrada Records has announced the world premiere soundtrack release for the 1971 thriller See No Evil directed by Richard Fleischer, written by Brian Clemens and starring Mia Farrow. The album features the film’s original music from the Columbia Pictures production composed and conducted by Academy Award winner Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, Airplane), including the complete score, as well as three source cues written by the composer. To check out the full soundtrack details and to order the CD, visit the label’s official website, where you can also listen to audio clips. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Arrow’ Season 2 Soundtrack Details

Posted: September 15, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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arrowWaterTower Music will release a new soundtrack album for The CW hit series Arrow. The album features selections from the second season’s original music composed by Blake Neely (The Flash, The Mentalist, Everwood, Brothers & Sisters). The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 16, 2014. Visit iTunes to listen to audio clips. La-La Land Records will release a physical version later this month. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. WaterTower Music has previously released a soundtrack album featuring music from the first season. Arrow based on the DC Comics series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg & David Nutter and stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey and Willa Holland. Read the rest of this entry »

white-bird-in-a-blizzardLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for Gregg Araki’s indie drama White Bird in a Blizzard. The album features the film’s original music composed by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd who previously co-scored the director’s 2004 feature Mysterious Skin. The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 16, 2014. A physical version is set to come out on October 28, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Audio clips will be added to this article soon. White Bird in a Blizzard is co-written and Gregg Araki and stars Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett. The movie follows a troubled young woman whose life spins out of control when her mother mysteriously disappears. Read the rest of this entry »

Dickon Hinchliffe Scoring ‘Man Up’

Posted: September 15, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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dickon-hinchliffeDickon Hinchliffe has recently composed the music for the upcoming indie romantic comedy Man Up. The film is directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) and stars Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Olivia Williams, Rory Kinnear, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter, Ken Stott and Stephen Campbell Moore. The movie follows a single woman who is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date – leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend. Tess Morris has written the screenplay. Nira Park (Shaun of the DeadHot FuzzScott Pilgrim vs the World) is producing the Big Talk Prods. and Studio Canal production with James Biddle (Cuban FuryIn Fear) and Rachael Prior. Read the rest of this entry »

mythosOn October 6, 2014, Grammy Award-nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Captain Abu Raed, Grace) will conduct the all-star orchestra and choir of The Third Estate for the world premiere of Mythos, a showcase of music from Modern Concert Works, Video Games, TV & Film. Wintory has curated the concert from the music of many of today’s leading composers into a seamless, dramatic orchestral work. All of the music has been composed in the last five years, and will be performed without pause. Printed concert programs will be withheld until the end of the concert. Mythos is produced by renowned classical cellist and recording artist Peter Sachon. The event will take place on October 6, 2014 at the Kaufman Concert Hall during the first annual New York Super Week festival, four days before New York Comic Con 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

atlas-shrugged-iiiA soundtrack album has been released for the drama Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?. The album features the film’s original music composed by Elia Cmiral (Ronin, Stigmata, Wrong Turn) who previously scored the first part in the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy. The soundtrack is now available to order directly from Atlas Productions and will be released digitally on Amazon and iTunes later this month. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? based on the novel by Ayn Rand is directed by James Namera and starsLaura Regan and Rob Morrow as protagonists Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden.The third and final Atlas Shrugged movie is now playing in theaters. Read the rest of this entry »

marry-meGabriel Mann has been hired to score the upcoming NBC comedy Marry Me. The show is created by David Caspe (Happy Endings, That’s My Boy) and stars Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Sarah Wright Olsen, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill and Tim Meadows. The comedy follows a young couple who get engaged, something they quickly realize is harder than it looks. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) has directed the pilot episode and also serves as an executive producer on the Sony Pictures Television production alongside Caspe, Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, Men at Work), Moses Port & David Guarascio (Community, Just Shoot Me!). Marry Me is set to premiere on October 14, 2014 and will air every Tuesday night on NBC. Read the rest of this entry »