john-lunnJohn Lunn is set to compose the music for the upcoming British series Jamestown. The show is written by Bill Gallagher (The Paradise, Blood) and stars Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox-Kelly, Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle, Shaun Dooley, Stuart Martin, Steven Waddington, Matt Stokoe, Burn Gorman and Niamh Walsh. The 8-part drama is set in 1619 and follows the British settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Carnival Films’ Gareth Neame & Nigel Marchant are executive producing the project with Richard Fell. Read the rest of this entry »

jeff-russoJeff Russo is set to score the upcoming Syfy original series Channel Zero. The show is created by Nick Antosca (The Forest) based on Kris Straub’s online short story and will star Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Shaun Benson, Natalie Brown and Luisa D’Oliveira. The anthology series centers on one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s – and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. Craig William Macneill (The Boy) will direct all episodes of the first season. Antosca is also executive producing the Universal Cable production with Max Landis (ChronicleAmerican UltraVictor Frankenstein).  Read the rest of this entry »

saturn-awardsJohn Williams was honored with the Saturn Award last night at the 42nd annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The composer won the prize in the Best Music category for his score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The other nominated composers were Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road), Johann Johansson (Sicario), M.M. Keeravani (Baahubali: The Beginning) and Fernando Velazquez (Crimson Peak). Williams’ score for the seventh Star Wars episode is available on Walt Disney Records. The composer has previously received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for his work on the film.

sex-drugs-rock-rollFX Networks will release several new songs from the second season of the FX original series Sex& Drugs& Rock&Roll. To be released on June 30 are the tracks Ain’t No Valentine performed by the early 90’s New York band from the show called The Assassins (feat. Elizabeth Gillies), as well as Hush performed by Ava X & Liza Colby. A week later, July 7, sees the release of the songs Liar & Go Funk Yourself performed by The Davvy O’s & Rebecca Naomi Jones. On July 14, FX will release the track Don’t Break Me Too and two weeks later, Just Le Me Go, both performed by The Assassins (feat. Elizabeth Gillies). Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is created by Denis Leary (Rescue Me) who also stars in the series alongside John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly.  Read the rest of this entry »

the-red-turtleIDOL and Quartet Records will release a soundtrack album for the animated feature The Red Turtle. The album features the film’s original music composed by Laurent Perez Del Mar (ZarafaFears of the Dark). The soundtrack will be released overseas this Friday, June 24. No word yet on a domestic release. Visit the French Amazon store to check out audio samples. The Red Turtle is directed by Michael Dudok de Wit and follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. The movie marks the first international co-production of Studio Ghibli (Spirited AwayPrincess Mononoke) and is also produced by Wild Bunch. Read the rest of this entry »

the-exorcistDaniel Hart has been tapped to score the upcoming Fox drama The Exorcist. The show is created by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic FourThe Lazarus Effect) and stars Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka and Kurt Egyiawa. The series is based on William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same title, which inspired William Friedkin’s Academy Award-winning 1973 feature and follows two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Slater is also executive producing the 20th Century Fox Television and Morgan Creek production with Rolin Jones, James & David Robinson (The Good ShepherdDream HouseExorcist: The Beginning),  Barbara Wall and Roy Lee (The Lego MovieThe Strangers), as well as Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the ApesThe Gambler) who also directed the pilot episode.  Read the rest of this entry »

star-trek-beyondThe details of the soundtrack album for the sci-fi adventure Star Trek Beyond have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Michael Giacchino (Up, Jurassic World, The Incredibles, Lost, Inside Out, Super 8) who previously scored J.J. Abrams’ first two Star Trek movies. The soundtrack will be released physically on July 29, 2016 by Varese Sarabande and is now available for pre-order on AmazonStar Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. Read the rest of this entry »

inner-workingsLudwig Goransson has composed the music for Disney’s upcoming animated short Inner Workings. The film is written and directed by Leonardo Matsuda (story artist on Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph) and tells the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Sean Lurie is producing the project and Walt Disney Animation/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter (Toy StoryCarsA Bug’s Life) is executive producing the short. Inner Workings will be playing in front of Disney Animation’s next feature Moana, which will be released on November 23, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

the-magnificent-sevenSony Classical will release the official soundtrack album for the western The Magnificent Seven. The album features the film’s original music composed by late composer James Horner (TitanicAvatarBraveheartApollo 13A Beautiful MindThe Amazing Spider-Man) and Simon Franglen. The soundtrack is set to be released on September 16, 2016. Check back on this page for the full album details. The Magnificent Seven is directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee and Peter Sarsgaard. The movie Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee and Peter Sarsgaard. Read the rest of this entry »

justice-leagueProducer Deborah Snyder confirmed during a recent press event that Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) will return to score the upcoming superhero movie Justice League. The film is directed by Zack Snyder (300Dawn of the DeadWatchmen) and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons and Amber Heard. The movie follows greatest heroes, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg who are assembled to form the Justice League and to combat a threat beyond each member’s capabilities. Read the rest of this entry »