Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ALAN SILVESTRI's "G.I.JOE" [cd-sound clips]

When one of the renaming greats of film music, like Alan Silvestri in this case, releases a new score on CD, it's big news on its own.

Here are the details for the latest assignments, G.I.Joe: The rise of the Cobra, an upcoming live action film adaptation of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise, to be released on August 7, 2009.

The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and written by Stuart Beattie based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. G.I. Joe features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. Filming took place in Downey, California and Prague's Barrandov Studios.

Set ten years in the future, the film is an origin story, showing the rise of the Cobra Organization. Stephen Sommers said, "For people who know nothing about it, it'll make sense. And to people who love this stuff, it'll show where they all came from." The film focuses on Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord's (Marlon Wayans) induction into the G.I. Joe Team, providing the audience's point-of-view. Locations include the Arctic, Paris, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Australia and the Sahara. The G.I. Joe Team is based in the Pit, while it was indicated Cobra Island will appear.

Quoting from colosseum.de, the releasing label (VareseSarabande.com) said the following about the music:

Alan Silvestri, who is the modern master of scoring action blockbusters like Predator, The Mummy Returns and Night At The Museum, not to mention the Back To The Future trilogy, composes the apocalyptic score.

Click here to read more and listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score.

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