minority-reportSean Callery is set to score the upcoming Fox drama Minority Report. The show is based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 feature starring Tom Cruise of the same title and stars Stark Sands, Meagan Good, Wilmer Valderrama, Daniel London, Laura Regan, Li Jun Li and Zhane Hall. The series follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Read the rest of this entry »

humansPremiering tonight is the new AMC original series Humans created by Jonathan Brackley & Sam Vincent based on the Swedish TV series Real Humans and starring Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, William Hurt, Will Tudor, Rebecca Front and Colin Morgan. The show’s original music is composed by Cristobal Tapia De Veer (Utopia). Humans is set in a parallel present in London where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. The drama will air every Sunday night on AMC. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

screamPremiering on Tuesday, June 30 is the MTV original series Scream executive produced by Wes Craven and starring Bella Thorne, Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young, Amadeus Serafini, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Amadeus Serafini, Connor Weil, Tracy Middendorf and Jason Wiles. Jeremy Zuckerman (Avatar: The Last AirbenderLegend of Korra) is composing the show’s original score. Check out our previous news article to learn more about the series based on Craven’s hit movie franchise. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Pixels’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: June 27, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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pixelsThe details of the soundtrack album for the sci-fi action comedy Pixels have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It-Ralph). The soundtrack will be released on July 24, 2015 by Varese Sarabande and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Brian Cox. The movie follows a former arcade gaming champ who is tasked with saving Earth from an invasion of aliens portrayed as giant versions of classic videogame characters, such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Read the rest of this entry »

southpawShady Records and Interscope Records have announced the details of the soundtrack album for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw. The album features the songs from and inspired by the film by artists including Emninem, 50 Cent, The Weeknd, The Notorious B.I.G., Slaughterhouse, Denaun, Bad Meets Evil & more. Also included are two tracks from the film’s original score composed by James Horner (Titanic, Avatar). A separate soundtrack album featuring Horner’s full score will be released on Sony Classical. The Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture soundtrack will be released on July 24, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Beau Knapp, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Naomie Harris, Oona Laurence, Rita Ora & Victor Ortiz will be released on July 24 by the Weinstein Company. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

ted-2Opening in most theaters is the comedy sequel Ted 2 directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Barth and Giovanni Ribisi. The film’s original music is composed by Walter Murphy (American Dad, Family Guy) who also scored 2012’s original movie. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the original song Mean Ol’ Moon performed by Amanda Seyfriend and Norah Jones in two different version and tracks by Ray Charles, Bone Symphony and John Wilson, Maida Vale Singers & Curtis Stigers. To check out the full soundtrack album and to learn more about the comedy, visit our previous news article.

maxAlso opening wide is the family adventure Max directed by Boaz Yakin and starring Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Luke Kleintank and Jay Hernandez. Trevor Rabin (Remember the TitansArmageddon, Gone in 60 SecondsNational Treasure) has composed the film’s original music. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Also visit Variety for an article about the composer’s work on the film. Read the rest of this entry »

comic-conThe line-up for the annual The Character of Music panel at Comic-Con in San Diego has been announced. This year’s Classic Horror Special Edition will feature a number of composers discussing the power of music in horror films with a Q&A to follow. Panelists include composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard Band (Re-Animator), Tyler Bates (Dawn of the Dead), Maurizio Guarini of Goblin (Suspiria), as well as special guest actor Douglas Tait (Freddy vs. Jason).  Read the rest of this entry »

oscarsThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year a number of film composers, including Johann Johannsson (Prisoners, Sicario) who received his first Academy Award nomination earlier this year for his music for The Theory of EverythingTrent Reznor & Atticus Ross who received the Oscar in 2011 for their work on David Fincher’s The Social Network and recently reunited with the director on Gone GirlTyler Bates whose film scoring credits include last year’s hit film Guardians of the GalaxyJonny Greenwood whose film music work include Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be BloodThe Master and Inherent Vice and Christopher Lennertz whose recent feature credits include Ride AlongHorrible Bosses 2 and The Wedding Ringer. Read the rest of this entry »

the-vatican-tapesLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes. The album features the film’s original music composed by Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious series, Annabelle, Dark Skies). The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 17, 2015 and physically on August 14. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. Audio clips will be added to this article within the next few weeks. The Vatican Tapes is directed by Mark Neveldine and stars Kathleen Robertson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott and John Patrick Amedori. Read the rest of this entry »

the-transporter-refueledAlexandre Azaria has composed the music for the upcoming action thriller The Transporter Refueled. The film is a reboot of the Transporter series starring Jason Statham and stars Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The movie is directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) and co-stars Ray Stevenson, Loan Shabanon, Gabriella Wright, Radivoje Bukvić, Anatole Taubman, Wenxia Yu and Tatiana Pajković. Bill Collage & Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Accepted) wrote the screenplay with Luc Besson (The Professional, Lucy, The Fifth Element) who is also producing the project with Mark Gao. Read the rest of this entry »

comic-conThe line-up of the 3rd Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero panel has been announced. Six leading Hollywood film and TV composers will offer a behind the scenes look at the music of today’s biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never heard before music and discuss collaborating with the directors and the challenges involved in telling a story with music. Participating composers include Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg who recently scored the action hit Mad Max: Fury Road and has Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming up, Brian Tyler whose superhero film credits include Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, as well as Marco Beltrami who recently composed the music for the new Fantastic Four film adaptation and previously scored The Wolverine and Hellboy. Read the rest of this entry »