Lorne 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 Shadows, Abraham 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 Holmes, Gangster Squad) and Roy Lee (The Strangers, The 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.