Apart from the nationwide expansions of Hidden Figures and A Monster Calls, the only one new movie is opening nationwide this weekend is the action horror sequel Underworld: Blood Wars directed by Anna Foerster and starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Trent Garrett, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James and Charles Dance. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Wandmacher (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry, Piranha 3D, The Goldbergs). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as an original song by Melissa. Click here for the full album details and visit Film Music Magazine for a recent interview with Wandmacher about his work on the project.
Opening in select theaters and on VOD is the thriller Arsenal directed by Steven C. Miller and starring Adrian Grenier, John Cusack, Johnathon Schaech and Nicolas Cage. The film’s original music is composed by Ryan Franks and Scott Nickoley (Hell & Back, TripTank). No word on a soundtrack release. Check out our previous news article to learn more about the film, which follows a Philadelphia businessman whose deadbeat brother is kidnapped for a large ransom. The thriller is being released by Lionsgate Premiere.
Also opening in select U.S. cities is the Chinese action comedy Railroad Tigers directed by Ding Sheng and starring Jackie Chan, Huang Zitao, Wang Kai, Darren Wang, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Zhang Lanxin, Zhang Yishang, Sang Ping, Xu Fan and Wang Ta Lu. The film’s original music is composed by Zai Lao (Mountain Patrol, Saving Mr. Wu, Police Story: Lockdown). No soundtrack album has been announced. The movie is set in 1941 and centers on a railroad worker in China who leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor. The comedy is being released stateside by Well Go USA Entertainment.