Thursday, February 12, 2009

MARCO BELTRAMI's "THE KNOWING" to get a CD release

Marco Beltrami, the otherwise talented and celebrated composer, is on a down-roll lately with the quality of the projects he gets assigned to and the musical scores he delivers for, dropping dangerously with every new release through the last couple of years.

Still, the man has numerously proven very able in the past, and fans are looking forward to this new release of The Knowing, to resurrect the whilom trademarked aggressive style of the composer once again.

The movie, Knowing, is an upcoming 2009 science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment, which will also distribute the film. Knowing was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's setting, Boston. The film is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2009.

And here's what the releasing label had to say about the project:

KNOWING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Marco Beltrami

Nicolas Cage

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Leaving Las Vegas) stars in KNOWING, a gripping action-thriller of global proportions about a professor who stumbles on terrifying predictions about the future — and sets out to prevent them from coming true.

In 1958, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead.

Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule’s contents and the girl’s cryptic message ends up in the hands of young Caleb Koestler. But it is Caleb’s father, professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage), who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. As Ted further unravels the document’s chilling secrets, he realizes the document foretells three additional events — the last of which hints at destruction on a global scale and seems to somehow involve Ted and his son. When Ted’s attempts to alert the authorities fall on deaf ears, he takes it upon himself to try to prevent more destruction from taking place.

KNOWING is the latest film from acclaimed director Alex Proyas, who created the stylish sci-fi classics The Crow, I, Robot and Dark City.

The apocalyptic score is by Marco Beltrami.

Summit Entertainment opens KNOWING nationwide on March 20.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 956 2
Release Date: 03/17/0


CHG said...

I have just come from seeing "Knowing" and I have a question for someone out there "in the Know". There was a slow musical "dirge" played intermittenly throughout the movie which I believe was a movement from a classical piece I have heard before or perhaps it is Beltrami's from another movie I have seen and was inserted into this one. Sorry I can't hum it for you. :-) anyone, anyone, buehler?

KLG said...

I had to research this too. It's from the second movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. It was wonderfully incorporated into the movie; very fitting seeing how Beethoven was probably deaf when he composed it.

maaax said...

yes... beethoven! I've been trying to figure this out for 2 days..