Tuesday, January 27, 2009

REPORT: TYLER BATES scores "THE WATCHMEN" - Photos and article on the recording sessions

American composer of 300, Tyler Bates, is responsible for the musical accompaniment of the long awaited upcoming comic book adaptation, The Watchmen.

Watchmen is an upcoming 2009 American superhero film that adapts Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 comic book limited series of the same name. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film adaptation stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie and Carla Gugino. Set in an alternate 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions heighten between the United States and the Soviet Union. The film began shooting in Vancouver in September 2007 for release on March 6, 2009. As with his previous film 300, Snyder closely modeled his storyboards on the comic, but he chose not to shoot all of Watchmen using chroma key and opted for more sets.

This past fall, as scoringsessions.com reports, he was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. to record his score for the film where an 87-piece orchestra was used, and ScoringSessions.com was there to report with exclusive photos from the scoring session.

All can be found HERE.

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