Adam Peters is scoring the upcoming crime drama Savages. The film is directed by Oliver Stone and stars Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Joel David Moore, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir and John Travolta. The film is based on the bestselling novel by Don Winslow and follows two pot growers whose shared girlfriend is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Winslow has written the screenplay with Stone and Shane Salerno (Shaft, Armageddon). Moritz Borman (Terminator Salvation, Alexander) and Eric Kopeloff (W., Stay) are producing the film. Peters has previously collaborated with Stone on the 2009 documentary South of the Border. The director’s other previous musical collaborators include Craig Armstrong (World Trade Center, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), John Williams (JFK, Born on the Fourth of July), Vangelis (Alexander), Ennio Morricone (U-Turn) and James Horner (The Hand). Savages will be released on July 6, 2012 by Universal Pictures. For more information on the film, visit the official movie website.
Peters started his career in the 80s as keyboard player and cellist in the band Echo And The Bunnymen, best known for the hit song The Killing Time. He worked on a number of major films over the last couple of years with composers such as Hans Zimmer (Rango) and Nick Urata (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Stone’s Savages marks his first solo score for a major studio feature project.