Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

One of the most talked about and ambitious film of the season is the epic adventure drama Cloud Atlas directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy & Lana Wachowski and starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. The film’s music is composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the score earlier this week. For the full album details and to listen to audio clips, check out our previous article. Also visit Film Music Magazine for an audio interview with the composers and ASCAP’s website for another interview with Klimek and Heil.

Also opening wide is the horror sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D based on the video game, directed by Michael J. Bassett and starring Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Radha Mitchell, Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell. Jeff Danna and Akira Yamaoka who preciously scored the first installment in the series have written the music for the film. Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album digitally on October 30 and physically on December 18. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details.

Another wide release is the teen comedy Fun Size directed by Josh Schwartz (The O.C.) and starring Victoria Justice, Chelsea Handler, Riki Lindhome, Johnny Knoxville, Josh Pence, Thomas Mann and Jane Levy. The film’s score is composed by Deborah Lurie (Dear John, An Unfinished Life). Visit ASCAP’s We Create Music blog to listen to two tracks from the score and to find out more about the composer’s work on the project. Alsco check out our scoring assignment news article to learn more about the film.

The final wide release of the week is the drama Chasing Mavericks directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted and starring Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. The film’s original score is composed by Chad Fischer (Garden State, 10 Years). Relativity Music Group has released a soundtrack album featuring a suite from the score, as well the songs featured in the film by such artists as Mazzy Star, Sponge, The Butthole Surfers, The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr. and Matthew Sweet. To listen to audio clips and to check out the album track list, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Opening in limited release is the crime thriller remake of Pusher directed by Luis Prieto, executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Paul Kaye, Rupert Preston, Chris Simon and Felix Vossen The film’s music is composed by the British electronic dance music duo Orbital (Phil and Paul Hartnoll). Silva Screen Records has released a soundtrack featuring the film’s music. Check out our previous news article for audio clips and more information about the album and the film, which is now also available on VOD.

Also opening in limited release is the drama The Black Tulip directed by Sonia Nassery Cole and starring herself, Haji Gul Aser, Walid Amini, Jack Scalia and Edoardo Costa. The film’s music is written by Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3, The Shipping News). The composer’s music has only been released as a promotional release, but copies might be available when ordering other CDs from the online store on Young’s official website. To check out the trailer and for more information about the movie, visit the US distributor SnagFilms’ official movie website.