Friday, October 16, 2009

HOWARD SHORE replaces John Corigliano on "THE EDGE OF DARKNESS"

Sadly, John Corigliano’s film outcome is - although brilliant, very limited as he’s primarily a concert / chamber / orchestral music composer who’s rarely dealt with our beloved medium. However, when the opportunity to score Martin Campbell’s new movie – The Edge of Darkness presented itself, the whole community was rejoiced. Rarely does one hear scores gifted with the graces of – say, The Red Violin (Corigliano’s famous Oscar-winning musical work for the same-titled movie) and the announcement of another film assignment for the composer after all these years brought excitement and anticipation in the entire community.

However, (and I quote from, John Corigliano’s score for the upcoming Mel Gibson thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell, will be replaced by a new score by Howard Shore. The switch of composers was first indicated when the theatrical poster for the film appeared online this week, showing a credit block that makes no mention of Corigliano but lists Howard Shore under the “music by” tag. Warner Bros. has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that Howard Shore is replacing the score but did not comment on the reasons behind the replacement. The film is produced by GK Films and Warner Bros. is distributing with a release date set to January 29.

Movie details from wikipedia:

Edge of Darkness is an upcoming film adaptation of Edge of Darkness, a 1985 BBC television series. The film stars Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone, and is directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Michael Wearing, who also directed and produced the series respectively. Edge of Darkness follows a detective (Mel Gibson) investigating the murder of his activist daughter (Bojana Novakovic), uncovering political conspiracies and cover-ups in the process.

As homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) investigates the death of his activist daughter (Bojana Novakovic), he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

For more, stay tuned and read into the original link (found HERE) for the whole article.

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