Tyler Bates has been tapped to score the upcoming horror thriller 7500. The film is directed by Takashi Shimizu and stars Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart and Jamie Chung. The movie follows a group of passengers who encounter what appears to be a supernatural force while on a transpacific flight. Craig Rosenberg (The UninvitedAfter the Sunset) has written the screenplay and Taka Ichise (RingThe Grudge) and Roy Lee (The StrangersThe Lake House) are producing the project. Shimizu has previously worked with composer Christopher Young on his previous two major American features The Grudge and The Grudge 2. 7500 is expected to be released in 2013 by CBS Films. For updates on the thriller, visit the official movie website.

Bates has also recently completed the score for the thriller Not Safe for Work. The film is directed by Joe Johnston and centers on a young paralegal who is trapped in an office with a killer on a secret mission to destroy files and anyone that stands in his path. Max Minghella, Eloise Mumford, JJ Feild, Brandon Keener and Christian Clemenson are starring in the movie, which is written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes. Jason Blum (Paranormal ActivityInsidious) is producing the project for Blumhouse Productions. Johnston’s previous musical collaborators include such A-List composers as James Horner (Jumanji, The Rocketeer), James Newton Howard (Hidalgo), Alan Silvestri (Captain America: The First Avenger), Danny Elfman (The Wolfman) and Mark Isham (October Sky). Not Safe for Work marks the director’s first collaboration with Bates. The film is expected to be released next year.

The composer is also scoring the video game God of War: Ascension,the seventh installment in the God of War series and a prequel to the entire series. The video game is developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio is set to be released in North America on March 12, 2013 for Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment. To check out the teaser trailer and for more information about the game, visit the official God of War website.

In related news, Bates has just announced that his previously unreleased score for Zack Snyder’s horror hit film Dawn of the Dead is coming out this fall on Milan Records. The soundtrack will be released on October 23, 2012. Check back on this site for the full soundtrack details in a couple of weeks.

  1. Macejko says:

    How come that this untalented plagiarist still has a job?

    • David says:

      Becuase unlike you, there’s people who can notice his talent. Listen to The Way. And still calling him plagiarist for something from five years ago it’s ridiculous.

      • Macejko says:

        I won’t listen to “The Way”. “Conan The Barbarian” was enough to make me sick.