Junkie XL is currently working on the score for the upcoming post-apocalyptic action film Mad Max: Fury Road. The film is directed by George Miller (Happy Feet, The Witches of Eastwick) and stars Tom Hardy in the title role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan and singer/songwriter iOTA. The fourth installment in the series follows Mad Max as he is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator, which leads to Road War. Miller has also co-written the screenplay with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. The director is also producing the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures production with Doug Mitchell (Babe, Dead Calm, Happy Feet) and P.J. Voeten. Miller’s first two Mad Max installments were scored by Brian May and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome featured music by Maurice Jarre. Mad Max: Fury Road is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2014. (Manly Movie via The Playlist)
Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) who previously scored this summer’s thriller Paranoia and also contributed music for Man of Steel also has scored 300: Rise of an Empire, which is scheduled to be released on March 7, 2014.