revenantRyuichi Sakamoto is scoring the upcoming thriller The Revenant. The film is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (BirdmanAmores PerrosBabel21 Grams) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. The movie is based on the novel by Michael Punke and follows legendary explorer Hugh Glass who is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole) has co-written the screenplay with Inarritu. The director is also producing the project with Arnon Milchan (12 Years a Slave, Gone Girl), Steve Golin (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Spotlight), Mary Parent (Godzilla, Pacific Rim), James W. Skotchdopole (Birdman) and Keith Redmon (The Beaver). Inarritu previously used a number of musical pieces by Sakamoto in his 2006 feature BabelThe Revenant. will be released in select cities on December 25, 2015 by 20th Century Fox before expanding nationwide on January 8, 2016. Visit the official movie website for more information.

  1. Thiva says:

    This is terrific. I just can’t wait to hear, hope the music will be experimental like the film.

  2. Roger says:

    awesome sauce

  3. tvr says:

    Probably it won’t be the kind of soundtrack I like to hear… but it’s great to see a fine composer returning to Hollywood (as happened with Horner, Broughton and Morricone this year).

    And it will certainly be better than that bizarre “drum score” from Birdman last year.