Composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool 2, John WickWatchmen, 300, The Punisher) is reuniting with director Ti West on the upcoming slasher movie MaXXXine. The film is written and directed by West (House of the Devil, In a Valley of Violence) and stars Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Bobby Cannavale, Michelle Monaghan, Lily Collins, Halsey, Giancarlo Esposito and Kevin Bacon. The final installment in West’s X trilogy is set in 1980s Hollywood and follows adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx who finally gets her big break while a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood. West & Goth are also producing the project with Jacob Jaffke (Dream Scenario, Sleepwalk with Me), Kevin Turen (Euphoria, Waves) and Harrison Kreiss. Bates has previously co-scored the first two installments in the trilogy, 2021’s X (with Chelsea Wolfe) and 2022’s Pearl (with Timothy Williams), and also collaborated with West on 2014’s The Sacrament. MaXXXine will be released in theaters nationwide on July 5, 2024 by A24.

Bates also continues to score CBS’ Tracker, which currently airs Sundays and has already been renewed for a second season.