Marco Beltrami revealed in a recent interview with Soundworks Collection that he is composing the music for the upcoming action thriller Hitman: Agent 47. The film is directed by Aleksander Bach and stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann. The movie is based on the bestselling Hitman video game and follows a young woman who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Swordfish) and Michael Finch (Predators, The November Man) have written the screenplay. Alex Young (The A-Team, Unstoppable), Chuck Gordon (Die Hard 2, Waterworld, The Rocketeer) and Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) are producing the project. Geoff Zanelli scored a previous movie based on the video game that was released in 2007. Hitman: Agent 47 is set to be released on August 28, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.
The composer is also currently finishing up work on the upcoming thriller The Gunman. The film is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, District B13, From Paris with Love) and stars Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. The movie is based on the novel The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette and centers on a former special forces officer who is suffering from PTSD and must make a run across Europe to clear his name. Joel Silver (The Matrix, Sherlock Holmes) is producing the project with Andrew Rona (Unknown, Non-Stop) and Penn. The Gunman will be released on February 20, 2015 by Open Road Films.
Beltrami’s upcoming projects also include Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, which is opening in limited release this weekend. The composer has also scored the upcoming drama True Story starring Jonah Hill & James Franco, the fantasy adventure Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore and the horror sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (co-scored with Marcus Trumpp & Brandon Roberts).