wicked-bloodVarese Sarabande has announced a soundtrack album for the action thriller Wicked Blood. The album features the film’s original music composed by Elia Cmiral (Ronin, Battlefield Earth, Wrong TurnAtlas Shrugged). The limited edition soundtrack is now available to order on the label’s official website, where you can also check out audio clips. Wicked Blood is written and directed by Mark Young and stars Abigail Breslin, Alexa PenaVega, Sean Bean, Lew Temple, Jake Busey and James Purefoy. The movie follows follows a girl trapped in a drug underworld who hatches a game of revenge against those who’ve wronged her. The thriller is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Entertainment One.
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toy-story-that-time-forgotMichael Giacchino announced at Comic-Con this past week that he is set to score the upcoming holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot. The Pixar production is directed by Steve Purcell (Brave) and features the voice talent of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd, Wallace Shawn, Timothy Dalton, Don Rickles and Joan Cusack. The animated special is set during a post-Christmas play date and follows the gang as they find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. Galyn Susman is producing the project. Giacchino has previously composed the music for last year’s Toy Story of Terror and has scored numerous projects for Pixar, including UpRatatouilleThe Incredibles and Cars 2Read the rest of this entry »

manhattanPremiering tonight is the WGN America original series Manhattan created by Sam Shaw and starring John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman and Rachel Brosnahan. The show’s original music is composed by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and Alex Somers who are scoring their first TV show. To learn more about the drama, which follows the brilliant but flawed scientists who build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico, check out our scoring assignment articleManhattan will air every Sunday night on WGN America. Read the rest of this entry »

frankSilva Screen Records will release the song I Love You All from the indie comedy Frank. The track is performed by the fictional band The Soronprfbs featuring the character of Frank, played by Michael Fassbender. The song will be released as a single overseas on August 11, 2014. No word yet on the domestic release date. Frank is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy. The movie centers on a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. The comedy premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures for a domestic theatrical release on August 15, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

constantineIt was announced this evening at Comic-Con that Bear McCreary is scoring the upcoming NBC drama Constantine. The show is developed by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) & David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises) and stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. The drama is based on the comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics and follows seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine who is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. Cerone and Goyer are also producing the project for Bonanza Productions and Warner Bros. Television. McCreary has previously collaborated with Goyer on the Starz original series Da Vinci’s Demons. Neil Marshall (The DescentCenturion) has directed the pilot episode. Constantine is set to premiere on October 24, 2014 and will air every Friday night on NBC.  Read the rest of this entry »

penny-dreadfulVarese Sarabande has announced the details of the first soundtrack album for the Showtime original series Penny Dreadful. The album features selections from the original score of the first season of the show composed, orchestrated and conducted by Abel Korzeniowski (A Single ManRomeo & Juliet, W.E.). The soundtrack will be released on August 19, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonPenny Dreadful is created by John Logan and stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani. The series recently ended its first season run and will return for a second season in 2015 on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

herculesOpening in most theaters is the action adventure Hercules directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. The film’s original music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The ImpossibleThe OrphanageDevil). Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music digitally earlier this week. A CD release is set for next month. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to learn more about the film. Also visit MTV.com to stream the entire album.

lucyAlso opening wide is the sci-fi thriller Lucy directed by Luc Besson and starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton. Besson’s regular musical collaborator Eric Serra (The ProfessionalThe Fifth Element) has composed the film’s original music. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. A different soundtrack, which also features the original song Sister Rust performed by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and tracks by The Crystal Method and Raury will be released overseas next month. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Read the rest of this entry »

before-we-goChris Westlake has been hired to score the upcoming romance Before We Go. The film marks the directorial debut of Chris Evans who also stars in the film alongside Alice Eve. The movie, which was originally entitled 1:30 Train, is set in Manhattan and follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central who form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves. Ron Bass (Rain ManEntrapment), Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair have written the screenplay. Evans is also producing the project with McG (Charlie’s AngelsTerminator: Salvation), Mary Viola, Mark Kassen (Puncture), William J. Immerman, Karen & Howard Baldwin (Ray, Sahara).  Read the rest of this entry »

kung-fu-pandaAccording to Hans-Zimmer.com, Hans Zimmer will return to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming sequel Kung Fu Panda 3. The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson who previously helmed the second part in the series and features the voice talent of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen and Rebel Wilson. The movie continues the journey of Po as he is mastering the art of Kung Fu and faces two threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Monsters vs. Aliens) who penned the previous two movies have written the screenplay. Melissa Cobb is producing the project and Guillermo del Toro serves as an as executive producer. Read the rest of this entry »

‘If I Stay’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: July 25, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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if-i-stayWaterTower Music will release a soundtrack album for the drama If I Stay. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Beck, The Orwells, Sonic Youth, Odessa, Willamette Stone, Ben Howard, Lucius, Tom Odell, Ane Brun & Linnéa Olsson and Tanlines . The soundtrack will be released on August 19, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. If I Stay is directed by R.J. Cutler and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. The movie scored by Heitor Pereira and based on the novel by Gayle Forman will be released nationwide on August 22, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »