Mark Isham has recently recorded his score for the upcoming drama The Lucky One. The composer has taken over scoring duties from Hal Lindes who was originally attached to write the music for the film as reported earlier this year. The movie based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) follows a Marine who survives three tours in Iraq and attributes his good fortune to a photograph he carried of a woman he has never met. He sets out to meet his good-luck charm when he returns to North Carolina. The drama starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner is directed by Scott Hicks (Hearts in Atlantis, The Boys Are Back). While the project marks the first collaboration between Isham and Hicks, some of the composer’s score from Life as a House was used in the director’s romantic drama No Reservations. Warner Bros is expected to release The Lucky One in early 2012.

Isham also recently recorded his score for the family drama Dolphin Tale at Air Studios in London. The movie directed by Charles Martin Smith centers on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr., Kris Kristofferson and Nathan Gamble. Check out a video from the scoring sessions below. Warner Bros will release film in 2D and 3D on September 23. For updates on Dolphin Tale, visit the official movie webpage.

  1. I would like to see the studios release more behind the scenes footage and interviews with the composer talking about or even commentary over bits of the movie where they explain their working methods.