imageSPACELAB9 and Madison Gate Records have announced a Double LP soundtrack release for the 2009 sci-fi thriller District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sharlto Copley. The deluxe expanded edition includes the eleven tracks from the original 30 minute album from 2009, plus an additional eight bonus tracks comprising 25 minutes of previously unreleased original score composed by Clinton Shorter (Contraband, Pompeii, 2 Guns). The soundtrack will be released on November 25, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonDistrict 9 was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing and Visual Effects. Read the rest of this entry »

david-hirschfelderDavid Hirschfelder is set to score the upcoming period comedy The Dressmaker. The film is written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Alison Whyte, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook. The movie based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham is set in the 1950s and follows an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she escaped as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother. Sue Maslin (Japanese Story) is producing the project. Read the rest of this entry »

titan-a-eLa-La Land Records has announced the world premiere release of the original score for the 1997 animated sci-fi epic Titan A.E. directed by directed by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman and featuring the voices of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane and Janeane Garofalo. The album features the composer’s music for the 20th Century Fox production is composed by Graeme Revell (The Chronicles of RiddickGothamSin CityDaredevilThe Crow, From Dusk Till Dawn), including two bonus tracks. The soundtrack is limited to 1500 copies and is now available to order on the label’s official website, where you can also check out the full album details and listen to audio clips.

gspoThis Thursday, October 23, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) will host an Anatomy of a Horror Score fundraiser. The event will include a discussion with a group of composers/filmmakers who will talk about their process and philosophy using audio/video samples and in some cases perform excerpts from their work live. Participating composers include Academy Award nominee Marco Beltrami (Scream, 3:10 to Yuma, World War Z, The Wolverine), Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street, April Fool’s Day), Joseph LoDuca (The Evil Dead, Boogeyman, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Nathan Barr (Hostel, True Blood, Hemlock Grove, Cabin Fever). Also appearing at the event will be writer/director Don Mancini (Child’s Play, Bride of Chucky). The fundraiser will take place at composer Christoper Lennertz’s Sonic Fuel Studios in El Segundo, CA. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Mercy’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: October 21, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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mercyBack Lot Music has released a soundtrack album for the supernatural thriller Mercy. The album features the film’s original music composed by Reza Safinia (Filly Brown). The soundtrack is now available digitally on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. Mercy is directed by Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) and stars Dylan McDermott, Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Shirley Knight, Mark Duplass and Chris Browning. The movie is based on a short story by Stephen King and follows two mischievous young brothers who accompany their single mother to take care of their grandma in her remote and lonely house, which leads to the discovery of terrifying secrets about the grandma’s true nature. Read the rest of this entry »

back-to-the-futureIMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency announced a new partnership with Universal Pictures today that will see Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future return to the big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra performing the film’s original score composed by Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, The Avengers, Cast Away, Captain America: The First Avenger). The events will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the movie starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Llyod and Lea Thompson. Silvestri will compose roughly 15 minutes of new material as part of the performance tour, which will have its world premiere screening and performance in Lucerne, Switzerland, performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, in May of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

mockingjayThe full details of the soundtrack album for the sequel The Hunger Games – Mockingjay – Part 1 have been revealed. The album features the original songs Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde and This Is Not a Game by The Chemical Brothers, which have previously been released as singles. Also included are other tracks by Lorde who is curating the full soundtrack, as well as songs by Charli XCX, Raury, CHVRCHES, Stromae, Raury, Grace Jones, XOV, Tinashé and Bat for Lashes. The soundtrack will be released on November 17, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A separate soundtrack featuring the film’s original score composed by James Newton Howard will also be released. Check back on this page for the full details.  Read the rest of this entry »

suffragetteAlexandre Desplat is currently scoring the upcoming historical drama Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. The movie takes place during the early days of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and centers around the foot soldiers who were forced underground. Abi Morgan (The Iron LadyShame, The Invisible Woman) has written the screenplay. Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks, Elizabeth, Jane Eyre) are producing the Ruby Films production. Read the rest of this entry »

feltenstein-nauAndrew Feltenstein and John Nau are reteaming with director Leslye Headland on the upcoming comedy Sleeping with Other People. The film written and directed by Headland stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet and Adam Scott. The movie follows a good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater who form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladegga NightsStep Brothers) are producing the project for Gary Sanchez Productions. Feltenstein and Nau have previously scored Headland’s previous feature Bachelorette. They have also scored films including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Casa de mi padre for Gary Sanchez. Sleeping with Other People is expected to premiere in 2015.

‘Ouija’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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ouijaBack Lot Music will release a soundtrack album for the supernatural thriller Ouija. The album features the film’s original music composed by Anton Sanko (The PossessionRabbit HoleBig Love). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, October 21, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. Ouija is directed by Stiles White and stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto. The movie produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form & Brad Fuller and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum follows a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Read the rest of this entry »