ringsBenjamin Wallfisch has been tapped to score the upcoming horror thriller Rings. The film is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Vincent D’Onofrio. The movie is the third part in the Ring franchise and follows a young woman who becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. David Loucka (Dream House), Jacob Estes (Mean Creek) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend, I, Robot) have written the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

odd-jobMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for the French comedy Odd Job (Un petit boulot). The album features the film’s original music composed by Mathieu Lamboley (Lolo, I Kissed a Girl). The soundtrack will be released on September 2, 2016. Listen to three tracks from the score after the jump. Odd Job is directed by Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker, A Long Way Down) and stars Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi, Gustave Kervern, Alex Lutz and Charlie Dupont. The movie centers on an unemployed factory worker who takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet. Read the rest of this entry »

birth-of-the-dragonH. Scott Salinas and Reza Safinia are composing the music for the upcoming biographical drama Birth of the Dragon. The film is directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and stars Billy Magnussen, Xia Yu and Philip Wan-Lung Ng. The movie chronicles  Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man. Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson (AliNixon) have written the screenplay. Michael London (SidewaysThe IllusionistHouse of Sand and Fog) is producing the project with Janice Williams (TrumboLove the Coopers), James H. Pang, Leo Shi Young (Painted Skin), Rivele and Wilkinson.  Read the rest of this entry »

lets-be-evilA soundtrack album will be released for the horror thriller Let’s Be Evil. The album features the film’s original music composed by Julian Scherle. The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 14, 2016. Let’s Be Evil is directed by Martin Owen and stars Elizabeth Morris, Isabelle Allen, Elliot James Langridge and Kara Tointon. The movie follows three chaperones who are hired to supervise an advanced learning program for gifted children. The thriller premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and was released in select theaters and on VOD earlier this month by IFC Midnight. Read the rest of this entry »

marco-beltramiMarco Beltrami revealed in a recent interview with Film Score Monthly Online that he is scoring the upcoming Netflix original movie First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. The film directed by Angelina Jolie is based on the non-fiction book by Loung Ung, a Cambodian author and survivor of the Pol Pot regime, and tells the story of her experiences and the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rougee. Jolie is also producing the project with Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture). Read the rest of this entry »

howard-lovecraftVarese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album for the animated feature Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom. The album features the film’s original music composed by George Streicher. The soundtrack will be released on September 23, 2016. Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom is directed by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and features the voices of Ron Perlman, Christopher Plummer, Jane Curtin, Doug Bradley, and Kiefer O’Reilly. The movie follows a young Howard Lovecraft who accidentally uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and a great adventure. Read the rest of this entry »

thorMark Mothersbaugh is set to compose the music for Marvel Studios’ upcoming sequel Thor: Ragnarok. The film is directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the WildernessWhat We Do in the Shadows) and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo. Stephany Folsom has written the screenplay and Kevin Feige (The AvengersCaptain America, Iron ManGuardians of the Galaxy) is producing the project. The previous two Thor movies were scored by Patrick Doyle and Brian Tyler.  Read the rest of this entry »

carter-burwellCarter Burwell is set to reteam with director Todd Haynes on the upcoming drama Wonderstruck. The film starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oaks Fegley, Cory Michael Smith and Tom Noonan is based on a children’s book by Brian Selznick and traces the gradually weaving stories, set 50 years apart, of two deaf children who both wish their lives had been different: one dreams of a mysterious actress, and the other of the father he has never known. Christine Vachon (Far from Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo) is producing the project for Killer Films alongside Pam Koffler (Still Alice) and John Sloss (Boyhood, I’m Not There). Read the rest of this entry »

dirk-gentlyCristobal Tapia de Veer is composing the music for the upcoming BBC America original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show is developed by Max Landis (ChronicleAmerican Ultra) and stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, Mpho Koaho, Fiona Dourif, Michael Eklund, Miguel Sandoval, Dustin Milligan, Aaron Douglas, Neil Brown Jr. and Richard Schiff. The comedic thriller is based on Douglas Adams’ novel of the same name and follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd, as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery. Read the rest of this entry »

better-late-than-neverPremiering on Tuesday, August 23, is the new NBC reality series Better Late Than Never executive produced by Henry Winkler, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Jason Ehrlich, Stephanie Chambers, Alex Katz and Tim Crescenti. The show’s original music is composed by David Schwartz (Arrested Development, Northern Exposure, Lady Dynamite). The series follows Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye as they travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Check out our previous article for more information to learn more about the show, which will air Tuesday nights on NBC.

gomorrahPremiering in the U.S. on Wednesday, August 24, is the Italian crime drama series Gomorrah developed by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi & Roberto Saviano inspired by Matteo Garrone’s 2008 feature film and starring Marco D’Amore and Fortunato Cerlino. Mokadelic has composed the show’s original music. Goodfellas Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the music from the drama. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the series, which will air in the U.S. on SundanceTV. Read the rest of this entry »