Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hans Zimmer and Tom Berenger Join Inception

New cast and crew details were revealed today for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film, Inception, via a press release from Warner Brothers.

Joining the cast is Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger (Platoon). Although many suspected David Julyan would be composing the score for Inception, it has now been confirmed that Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Gladiator) will be handing the score.

Visit cinema rewind for much more info, click here.

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Theatrical Release:

Friday, July 16, 2010
Starring: view full cast

* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Ken Watanabe
* Ellen Page (In Talks)
* Marion Cotillard (In Talks)
* Cillian Murphy (In Talks)

Directed by:

* Christopher Nolan


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JOHN BARRY concert by the ORF-RADIO Symphony Orchestra / JOHN AXELROD and NICHOLAD DODD at Vienna! [14.10.2009]

Thursday, July 23, 2009

MYCHAEL DANNA - The Time Traveler's Wife: Music From The Motion Picture [CD]

Mychael Danna's long-awaited new release, is coming out through New Line Records on August the 11th, 2009.

"The Time Traveler's Wife" is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. Henry is a time traveler - cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline. Despite being forced apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.

The soundtrack features gripping music by composer Mychael Danna ("(500) Days of Summer", "Fracture"), a new version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Broken Social Scene, and "Broken" by Lifehouse.

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Joseph LoDuca: Spartacus (tv)

Joseph LoDuca, who just received an Emmy nomination for his Legend of the Seeker music, continues his long-time working relationship with producers Robert Tapert and Sam Raimi.

He is going to score their next television project, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, for Starz Media. Starring Andy Whitfield in the title role and featuring John Hannah and Lucy Lawless, the fantasy action series will debut on the small screen early next year. Joseph LoDuca's history with Raimi/Tapert goes back to the 1980s and the Evil Dead trilogy.

His other feature film credits include Brotherhood of the Wolf, Boogeyman and The Messengers.

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Tracklisting for Brian Tyler's "FINAL DESTINATION" [cd] announced

Here is the Track Listing from Brians new score, “The Final Destination”.

1.The Final Destination 2:56
2.The Raceway 3:07
3.Memorial 2:46
4.Nailed 3:22
5.Nick's Google Theory 1:39
6.Revelations 2:28
7.Raceway Trespass 1:39
8.Stay Away From Water 2:38
9.Flame On 1:43
10.Moment of Joy 1:17
11.Signs and Signals 2:51
12.George is Next 1:12
13.Car Washicide 3:05
14.Newspaper Clues 1:57
15.Premonition 1:50
16.The Salon 3:53
17.Questioning 1:04
18.Death of a Cowboy 2:08
19.Gearhead 1:56
20.Sushi for Everyone 2:53
21.The Movie Theater 3:03
22.You Can't Dodge Fate 1:28
23.The Final Destination Suite 13:29

Total Time: 58 Minutes 10 Seconds

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Craig Armstrong doing the remake to "Clash of the Titans"

The remake of the 1981 fantasy adventure Clash of the Titans, currently in post-production for a Warner Bros. release in March next year, will get an original score by Craig Armstrong. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier, who previously worked with Armstrong on The Incredible Hulk last year.

In this movie, Perseus (Worthington) is the mortal son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), king of the gods. He must lead a band of warriors on a quest to prevent Hades (Ralph Fiennes), god of the underworld, from seizing power from Zeus.

For more, stay tuned to the original source,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


According to the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, Brian Tyler is attached to F. Gary Gray's thriller Law Abiding Citizen, starring Gerard Butler, Michael Gambon, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb and Christian Stolte. Gray previously worked with composers Anne Dudley (American History X, A Man Apart) and John Powell (The Italian Job, Be Cool); Law Abiding Citizen is his first with Brian Tyler.

Law Abiding Citizen is an upcoming drama/thriller film that takes place in Philadelphia and will be released on March 26, 2010

In this movie, an everyday guy (Gerald Butler) decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. But as his plan for vengeance is revealed and a city is brought to its knees, it becomes clear that he is far more brilliant and unstoppable than anyone could have expected.

Composer Brian Tyler is set to provide the original music for the film. Stay tuned for more or visit the original link here ( to find out a bit more.

Monday, July 20, 2009

JAMES HORNER's Expanded "Star Trek II" from Film Score Monthly on [CD]!

Quoting from FSM:

I have been...and always shall be...YOUR DREAM SOUNDTRACK CD.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is beloved as arguably the finest Star Trek feature film. Directed by Nicholas Meyer (Time After Time), the film features the death of Spock, one of William Shatner's finest performances as Kirk, and an iconic villain in Ricardo Montalban as Khan. After the special effects-laden Star Trek: The Motion Picture, it was Star Trek II set the franchise back on its feet with a rich, weighty narrative of youth and age, life and death that continues to be the yardstick against which future films are measured—it is the quintessential example of mining the franchise for all the drama it possesses while staying true to its essential themes and characterizations.

The film benefits enormously from a rich, sweeping symphonic score by a composer at the time virtually unknown, but who has since then become one of the giants of the field: James Horner. Then 28—with only a few films under his belt—Horner was personally selected by Meyer and his colleagues when the budget prohibited the hiring of a veteran like Jerry Goldsmith (who had done such a sensational score for the first film).

Working closely with Meyer, Horner crafted flowing, nautical-sounding melodies for Kirk and the Enterprise that recalled the spirit of Captain Horatio Hornblower, one of Gene Roddenberry's inspirations for the series. Horner contrasted sweeping, flowing themes for the heroes against shorter, warlike music for the archvillain Khan—creating dynamic and memorable battle music for the film's WWII submarine-style spaceship confrontations. But it was the film's core story of the friendship between Kirk and Spock—and the separation of that bond at the story's end—that received Horner's most heart-pulling and emotional scoring.

Star Trek II was released on LP by Atlantic Records in a 45-minute program issued on CD by GNP/Crescendo (long out of print). Although the album program featured the score's highlights, fans have long clamored for a complete-score presentation—adding such important cues as the mind-control sequences involving Chekov and Capt. Terrell being possessed by alien eels, the revelation of the Genesis Cave, the final battle between the Enterprise and Reliant, and Spock's death and funeral ("Amazing Grace"). FSM delivers in cooperation with Rhino Entertainment (who administer the Atlantic Records catalog) and Paramount Pictures (owners of the Star Trek film franchise)—remastering the complete score from Dan Wallin's 1982 three-track film mixes, stored in the Paramount vaults in sterling sound quality.

The 28-page CD booklet features commentary and track-by-track breakdowns including new and historical interview quotes by Horner, Meyer and others involved in the production—as well as our customary art direction by Joe Sikoryak featuring stills, rare artwork and behind-the-scenes photos.

To borrow a quote from a completely different movie—American Beauty—here at FSM we feel about this CD like Kevin Spacey when asked about the hotrod in his driveway: "It is the car I've always wanted and now it is mine."

Bless you, Scotty, go Sulu!

More on the release at the original link, here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Make sure you check out this important release from Mikael Carlsson's MOVIESCOREMEDIA, coming from a composer such as Bill Brown, one of the men responsible for revolutionizing the sound of modern Game music.

Check out the info and sound clips below, quoting from the company's press release:

MovieScore Media presents


Music Composed by

Sound clips and more info:

CD distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment:

Download album in 320kbit mp3 format here:

Download album on iTunes here: … 6&s=143441

Bill Brown, a composer who is best known for his prolific output in video games (Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Undying, Command & Conquer: Generals etc), has written a dark and exciting orchestral score for Jason Connery's action thriller The Devil's Tomb, starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Ray Winstone and Ron Perlman.

With the orchestral parts recorded in Prague, the music also also incorporates choral elements, pounding rhythm programming and atmosepheric eletronics. Providing a rich canvas for the composer, the film called for dark and ambient orchestral textures, driving action ostinatos and mysterious, quasi-religious material.

The film was released on DVD on May 26.

MMS08017 THE DEVIL’S TOMB (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by BILL BROWN
Release date (CD/digital): July 14, 2009

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The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther — this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet façade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late … for everyone.

Composer John Ottman (who also scored director Jaume Collet-Serra’s House Of Wax) contributes a chilling score.

Warner Bros. opens ORPHAN nationwide on July 24.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 981 2
Release Date: 7/21/09

Track Listing:

1. Glory of Love Performed by Isabelle Fuhrman (:24)
2. Orphan (2:04)
3. Suite for Jessica and Max (5:27)
4. Opening / Labor of Love (2:35)
5. Not Your Average 9-Year-Old (3:59)
6. Silent Story / Max’s Theme (3:34)
7. Saint Marianas (1:32)
8. Destroying the Evidence (3:09)
9. Painting a Story / Esther Comes Home (2:51)
10. Something Nice (5:36)
11. Wet the Bed / Black Light (2:43)
12. Snooping (1:48)
13. Finishing the Job (3:08)
14. Finding Max (3:44)
15. The Cold Shoulder (3:07)
16. The Glory of Love Performed by Orphanesta featuring Krystle Warren (2:49)
17. Orphan’s Revenge Performed by John Ottman vs Mark “Dog” Sayfritz (3:38)
18. The Glory of Love Performed by Jimmy Durante (2:48)

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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, the releasing label ( 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.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

HANS ZIMMER and co. private concert at Dreamworks Animation

Watch a glimpse of a private concert the Hans Zimmer team offered recently for Dreamworks Animation staff.

Here's the kinda overblown tagged that escorted it, in quote: "an extract from the amazing Hans Zimmer Concert at Dreamworks Animation in Los Angeles featuring music from : Transformer, Pirates of Caribbean, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek".

Nevertheless, a fun viewing for many reasons.

Click HERE to watch the entire video.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fimucité TENERIFE international film music festival

FIMUCITÉ 2009 – Welcome Message from the Director

With the experience of the previous 2 Editions and in spite of the crisis, Fimucité is back thanks to the support of our main sponsor, Cabildo de Tenerife (the island’s Government). If the first Edition was such an experience, the second one was beyond our expectations. These two years we have had the pleasure of bringing the best of film music’s magic and art to Tenerife. Tenerife is more than sea and sun, there is plenty to discover, and Fimucité proves it.

Fimucité 2 meant such a step forward compared to Fimucité 1 in many ways. After such a tough work, the Festival grows strong and becomes an important international event in the film music industry. Fimucité, our Festival, is a very rare dream that comes true thanks to effort of very few people that devote themselves to it for a whole year, not caring about extra hours nor lack of sleep… because film music is our passion.

The quantity and quality of last years’ music is impressive. Many of the compositions were world premières specially arranged for the Festival, the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir played them all beautifully. I must outline the great work developed by our Orchestra and Choir. Our great friend Robert Townson, Vice President of the prestigious label Varese Sarabande, collaborator of our Festival and loyal witness of what has taken place these past two Editions, writes in his DVD-CD of our Fimucité 2008 closing night concert booklet his impressions about it. I quote bellow:

“When Diego and I were planning the encores for the concert, it really took very little time. We quickly decided, or realized might be more accurate, that there should be two… one by Jerry Goldsmith, one by John Williams. These are the two composers mores responsible than any for Diego and I meeting in the first place, not to mention the two most dominant names in film music – the world over – for some three decades! Jerry’s piece must be emotional and powerful. With so many options to fit that calling, one immediately came to mind as the correct choice… Camelot lives from The First Knight. When I wrote to Carol Goldsmith the morning after the concert, I told her it was the most impassioned and glorious live music I had ever seen or heard. Diego, the orchestra and the choir absolutely soared. It was thrilling beyond words…”

Last year’s Festival theme was Alex North’s original score for 2001, a space Odyssey. At the closing night gala I faced the challenge of conducting a four-movement suite, a selection of the master’s soundtrack. That was such an honor for me. I could share the stage with the extraordinary talented composer Joel McNeely, our guest conductor. This year we are privileged to have him back with us, he is already our main guest conductor. I really thank his generosity and kindness to conduct again the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir, Bravo Maestro!

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ALIENS IN THE ATTIC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed and Conducted by John Debney

ALIENS IN THE ATTIC is an adventure/comedy about kids on a family vacation who must fight off an attack by knee-high alien invaders with world-destroying ambitions — while the youngsters' parents remain clueless about the battle. Starring Kevin Nealon, Robert Hoffman, Doris Roberts, Tim Meadows and Ashley Tisdale, and co-scripted by one of the writers of Madagascar and the Academy Award®-winning Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit.

The adventurous and fun score was composed by Bruce Almighty composer John Debney.

20th Century Fox will open ALIENS IN THE ATTIC on July 31.
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 982 2 Release Date: 08/11/09


The Final Destination (known within the franchise as Final Destination 4) is an upcoming 3-D supernatural thriller/horror film written by Eric Bress and directed by David R. Ellis, both of whom also worked on Final Destination 2. Set for an August 28, 2009 release, it is the fourth installment to the Final Destination franchise, and the first of which to be shot in HD 3-D.

On December 13, 2008, Warner Bros. released the following plot summary for the film:

On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon (Bobby Campo) has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori (Shantel VanSanten), and their friends, Janet (Haley Webb) and Hunt (Nick Zano), to leave... escaping seconds before Nick's frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they've cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one-by-one — in increasingly gruesome ways — Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination."

The original score composed for the film is by Brian Tyler and here's the original text quoted from the releasing label,

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed and Conducted by Brian Tyler

On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O’Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare, Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave ... escaping seconds before Nick’s frightening vision becomes a terrible reality. Thinking they’ve cheated death, the group has a new lease on life, but unfortunately for Nick and Lori, it is only the beginning. As his premonitions continue and the crash survivors begin to die one by one — in increasingly gruesome ways — Nick must figure out how to cheat death once and for all before he, too, reaches his final destination. The film marks the latest in the highly popular Final Destination series, and its first 3D installment, giving horror fans an especially visceral thrill ride.

The death-defying score is the latest from Fast & Furious composer Brian Tyler. The album will feature a 13-minute suite recorded just for this soundtrack!

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Entertainment open THE FINAL DESTINATION nationwide on August 28.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 983 2
Release Date: 08/25/09

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vote now for your favourite soundtrack and win a World Soundtrack VIP-ticket

Have you always dreamt of being a VIP at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony during the Ghent International Film Festival? Then vote now for your favourite soundtrack of the past year and win a free night’s stay in the prestigious Marriott Hotel Ghent and two VIP-tickets for the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony and concert on 17 October!

How does it work? Go to, look at the list of films and pick your favourite film music. The composer collecting the most votes will receive the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards, the official closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The Marriott Hotel Ghent is a world-class hotel situated in one of the most romantic spots in the historic city centre of Ghent. Thanks to its satisfaction score of 95 percent it ranks as the second highest rated Marriott Hotel in the world. Since last year, the Marriott Hotel has been the official festival hotel where all its international guests stay. Do you feel like savouring the festival atmosphere from the hotel? Don’t delay and vote today for your favourite soundtrack!

The voting for the Public Choice Award runs from 6 July to 15 September and is supervised by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

ALAN SILVESTRI's CD for "G.I.JOE" gets tracklisting info out

1. Clan McCullen (3:07)
2. MARS Industries (1:42)
3. Delivering The Warheads (7:24)
4. General Hawk (1:36)
5. It Had To Be NATO’s Fault! (1:40)
6. King Cobra (2:58)
7. What Happened To Her? (1:16)
8. I Promise (2:07)
9. The Pit Battle (7:24)
10. They Intend To Use Them (1:06)
11. Snake Eyes (2:23)
12. I Have A Target In Mind (2:23)
13. The JOEs Mobilize (8:24)
14. Northern Route (6:10)
15. Who Are You? (3:36)
16. Deploy The Sharcs (7:32)
17. Final Battle (:54)
18. Just About Close Enough (3:57)
19. The Rise Of Cobra (1:52)
20. I’m Not Giving Up On You (1:49)
21. End Credits (2:21)

Further info on the release, quoted from

G.I. Joe is a highly trained, classified Special Operations Unit composed of men and women from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don't even exist. Few know the truth — that G.I. Joe fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defense against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is there! Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line with this Paramount Pictures production that pits the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity against the evil forces of the organization known as COBRA. Dennis Quaid and Channing Tatum star as General Hawk and Duke Hauser, respectively, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marlon Wayans leading the rest of the cast, including Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, and Asian film star Lee Byung-hu. 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.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

CLINT MANSELL'S new score for "MOON"

Duncan Jones' 2nd movie, "Moon" was fortunate enough as a project to be gifted with a new score by composer Clint Mansell, of the Requiem for a Dream, Pi and The Fountain fame.

The movie is already quite popular with its premise and trailer and has generated quite a buzz. In it, astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. released it as a digital mp3 download for now, which you can preview while listening to SOUND CLIPS, here.