47-meters-downThe composer duo of tomandandy has recently scored the upcoming thriller 47 Meters Down. The film is directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the DoorStorage 24) and stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt and Matthew Modine. The movie follows two fun-loving sisters on vacation who decide to go cage-diving to view great white sharks and  find themselves trapped at the sea bottom with less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks. Roberts has also written the screenplay with Ernest Riera (The Other Side of the Door). James Harris & Mark Lane (Cockneys vs Zombies) are producing the project.  Read the rest of this entry »

alice-through-the-looking-glassThe full details of the soundtrack album for Disney’s fantasy adventure Alice Through the Looking Glass have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-ManBatmanAvengers: Age of Ultron, Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMen in Black) who previously Tim Burton’s 2010 original film Alice in Wonderland. Also included is the original song Just Like Fire performed by Pink (listen to the track after the jump). The soundtrack will be released on May 27, 2016 by Walt Disney Records and is now available for pre-order on AmazonAlice Through the Looking Glass is directed by James Bobin and stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifan, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Durells’ Theme Song Released

Posted: May 6, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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the-durrellsABKCO Records has released the original theme song for the ITV original series The Durrells. The track is written by Ruth Barrett (Harry BrownToastHuntedCritical). The theme is now available to download as a single on Amazon. The Durrells is created by Simon Nye and stars Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker. The drama based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of memoirs tell the story of Louisa Durrell who makes a radical change and uproots her four unruly children from Bournemouth, England to start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s. Read the rest of this entry »

doctor-strangeMichael Giacchino announced on Twitter that he will be scoring Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. The movie based on the Marvel Comics character follows surgeon Stephen Strange who encounters the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) have written the screenplay. Kevin Feige (The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) is producing the project for Marvel Studios. Read the rest of this entry »

Lonely IslandMatthew Compton has composed the original score for the upcoming comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The film is directed by Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone who also star in the film alongside Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph and Joan Cusack. The movie follows singer/rapper Conner4Real who faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops and his celebrity high life begins to collapse. Samberg, Schaffer & Taccone (collectively known as The Lonely Island) have also written the screenplay and are producing the project with Judd Apatow (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck, Knocked Up) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek). Read the rest of this entry »

our-kind-of-traitorQuartet Records will release a soundtrack album for the spy thriller Our Kind of Traitor. The album features the film’s original music composed by Marcelo Zarvos (The AffairThe Good ShepherdEnough SaidRay Donovan) who recorded his score with the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. The soundtrack will be released on May 6, 2016. Our Kind of Traitor is directed by Susanna White and stars Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis. The movie is based on the novel by John le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and follows a couple who get embroiled with a Russian oligarch and high-profile money launderer while on holiday in Marrakech. Read the rest of this entry »

imageJohn Williams is set to compose the music for the upcoming animated short Dear Basketball. The film is directed by Glen Keane who worked as an animator on such Disney classics as Beauty and the BeastAladdin, The Little Mermaid and Tangled. Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is narrating the film, which is being described as an animated ode to basketball. He is also producing the project through his production company Kobe Studios, alongside Believe Entertainment Group.  Read the rest of this entry »

the-olive-treeQuartet Records will release a soundtrack album for the Spanish comedy The Olive Tree (El olivo). The album features the film’s original music composed by Pascal Gaigne (LoreakFlowers). The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. The Olive Tree is directed by Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain) and stars Anna Castillo, Javier Gutierrez, Pep Ambros, Manuel Cucala and Miguel Angel Aladen. The movie follows a spirited young woman who travels from Spain to Germany to retrieve an ancient olive tree for her ailing grandfather. Read the rest of this entry »

war-and-peaceDubois Records will release a soundtrack album for the BBC mini-series War & Peace. The album features the 6-parter’s original music composed by Martin Phipps (The Woman in GoldBrighton Rock, Harry Brown, The Honorable Woman). The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 13, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. War & Peace is directed by Tom Harper and stars Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Stephen Rea, Greta Scacchi, Jack Lowden, Tom Burke and Aisling Loftus. The epic drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel was adapted by Andrew Davies and premiered earlier this year in the UK on BBC and in the U.S. on Lifetime, A&E and History. Read the rest of this entry »

surfs-up-2Toby Chu has been hired to score the upcoming animated feature Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania. The film is directed by Henry Yu (story artist on Sym-Bionic Titan and Hotel Transylvania) and features the voices of WWE stars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige and Mr. McMahon. The sequel to the 2007 film follows Cody Maverick as he convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5 to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where legend has it, they’ll find the biggest waves in the world. Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) is writing the screenplay and Michelle Wong is producing the Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios production. Read the rest of this entry »