lego-batman-movieLorne Balfe is set to compose the music for the upcoming animated feature The Lego Batman Movie. The film is directed by Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) and features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. The movie is a spin-off of 2014’s The Lego Movie and follows Batman as he has to drop the lone vigilante thing and work with others in hopes to save Gotham City from Joker’s hostile takeover. Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark ShadowsAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) has written the screenplay. Chris Miller & Phil Lord (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21/22 Jump Street) who directed the original Lego Movie (scored by Mark Mothersbaugh) are producing the project with  Dan Lin (Sherlock HolmesGangster Squad) and Roy Lee (The StrangersThe Lake House). The Lego Batman Movie is set to be released on February 10, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Visit the official movie website for updates.

Balfe whose previous film scoring credits include DreamWorks Animation’s Home & Penguins of Madagascar, Terminator Genisys and 13 Hours previously worked as an additional music composer/programmer on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy with Hans Zimmer. He also recently scored the comedy War on Everyone starring Michael Pena, which premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and was picked up by Saban Films for a domestic release later this year.

  1. Linkword says:


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  3. AdoKrycha007 says:

    No more Remote Control shit composers !!! 🙁

  4. Ds says:

    Anyone criticizing this choice should take a listen to “Home” and “Penguins of Madagascar”, two great soundtracks for animated movies. Balfe is getting better and better (and sometimes excellent), stop thinking he’ll be Zimmer’s apprentice for his whole life!! Do you feel the same hatred about John Powell or Harry Gregson Williams, just because they used to work with Zimmer?

    • Brent says:

      Thank you, DS. I am so sick and tired of hearing/reading complaints about RC composers (most of which are nonsensical). I am actually quite intrigued by this. He’s got a lot of source material to choose from. Let’s hope he does it justice! 🙂

    • Tor says:

      Would Balfe have been my first choice? No, but I feel that his best stuff has been for animated movies, so this could be good.

    • jxe says:

      I agree, “Home” was a great score.

  5. What’s with the hate on Balfe? He’s been unbelievably on point lately with his music

  6. Dudu says:

    I like how 80% of the people commenting here hate on rc composers when they haven’t listened to any of their music, just because it’s trendy. Like Ds said, Balfe has been doing very good scores lately, so just wait and see before jumping to conclusions

    • Justin Boggan says:

      I like how one dude who doesn’t know 80% of the people here and what those 80% have and have not heard, thinks he knows them based on their comments.

      • Macejko says:

        Justin, you are the conductor of the RC hate train, so if were you, I would just shut up and go back to that baffling adoration of Gabriel Yared or whatever.

        • josé says:

          Yes, shut up and stop humiliating RC fans on every thread here on Film Music Reporter. They already embaressed themselves enough without needing anyone to further humiliate them even more.

        • Justin Boggan says:

          You’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar…..