300-rise-of-an-empireFederico Jusid is the composer of the upcoming action sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. The film is directed by Noam Murro (Smart People) and stars Sullivan Stapleton as the Greek general Themistocles, who battles an invading army of Persians under turned-god Xerxes, played by Rodrigo Santoro. Eva Green, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell and Lena Headey are co-starring. Kurt Johnstad (Act of Valor, 300) and Zack Snyder have written the screenplay based on Frank Miller’s novel. Mark Canton & Gianni Nunnari (300, Immortals), Bernie Goldmann, Zack Snyder & Deborah Snyder (Man of SteelWatchmen) and Thomas Tull (42, Pacific Rim) are producing the Legendary Pictures production. Tyler Bates has scored the original 2006 300 film directed by Zack Snyder. Jusid is best known for his score for the Oscar-winning drama The Secret in Their Eyes. He also previously c0-scored last year’s drama Everybody Has a Plan starring Viggo Mortensen. 300: Rise of an Empire is set to be released nationwide on August 2, 2013 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

  1. Macejko says:

    Well, this I call a shock. But anyone is better than Tyler Bates. I’m curious.

  2. ed says:

    We shall see if this Federico Jusid doesn’t take the plagarism road Tyler Bates got himself into with the original; stealing the music from ‘Titus’ was shameful. I know composers are influenced by others, but that took the buscuit.

    • David says:

      Um, Bates said that it was Snyder’s fault, because he loved to use Titus’s score as temp track and made him to write music like that. And “stealing”? He didn’t broke into Goldenthal’s score and stole his sheets.

      • Edmund Meinerts says:

        Just because he didn’t physically take the sheet music doesn’t make it any less stealing.

  3. Justin Boggan says:

    “Titus” wasn’t hte only one. Other people noticed stuff from Zimmer, and even from Gabriel Yared’s rejected score to “Troy”.

    I guess it’s hard tyo say how much opf the “300” score was actually “original”.

    Jusid is a fascinating choice. I’m surprised they didn’t try Goldenthal, Zimmer, or Yared, or any other composer that might have been pagarized.

    Yared’s “Troy” is a masterpiece and I’ve been waiting for him to gether another war film like that.

  4. ed says:

    Mr. Boggan – nice to Hear you flying the flag for Yared’s ‘Troy’ score: One of the most criminally rejected scores in cinema history. I admire Horner’s last minute replacement, but it was his ignorance in the acknowledgement of Yared’s attempts that lost me respect in the man. Anyway, there are many references to other scores that we can apply to ‘300’ — originality isn’t one of them.

    After all the legal wranglings associated with the said score, Goldenthal would never go near such tripe; I’m sure he learned a lot from ‘Batman & Robin.’

  5. Justin Boggan says:

    I remember the Yared’s score was too old fashioned, from the reviews, but what makes it worse it what one person said — I can’t verify this:

    Apparently the complaints from the test screening, came from ONE GUY. That’s it. That’s all it took to get Yared’s score out. This was not a case, if this is true, of Yared’s score needing to go, but rathre a frightened studio worry, nitpicking, micromanaging every aspects in hopes people go see it, including that one guy.

  6. Justin Boggan says:

    Junkie XL is posting on Twitter today he’s almost done recording the score; he’s got another playbakc session for WB tonight. Jusid has been replaced.