2020: JULY 20:
WAY I SEE
and Buck Sanders recently
recorded their score for the
upcoming documentary THE WAY I SEE IT about
the photographer Pete Souza, who was official White House
photographer during the Reagan and Obama admistrations. The movie
is currently in post-production and is directed by award-winning documentarist
Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon's Army). Produced by Porter, Jayme Lemons,
Evan Hayes and Laura Dern, THE WAY I SEE
IT will be released by Focus Features
Souza started his career in the 1970s
in Kansas at the Chanute Tribune and the Hutchinson News. In
the early 1980s, he was a photographer for the Chicago
Sun-Times. He served as an official White House photographer
for President Ronald Reagan from June 1983 until 1989. He was
a photographer with The Chicago Tribune, stationed at the
Washington, D.C., bureau from 1998 to 2007; during this period
he also followed the rise of then-Senator Obama to the
presidency. Souza has also worked as a freelancer for National
Geographic and Life magazines. After the September 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks, he was among the first journalists to cover
the war in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul.
2020: July 24: AQP2 delayed yet again
Paramount Pictures has delayed several
projects earlier today (following similar schedule shifts from
Disney), which also affected planned September 4th release
date of A QUIET PLACE PART 2. The movie, which was
originally expected to be released on March 20th, has
been delayed for the second time and is currently scheduled
for April 23rd, 2021. If all the delayed blockbusters from
this year will also affect planned release dates of MONSTER
PROBLEMS (Paramount, February 12) and CHAOS WALKING (Lionsgate, January 22)
remains to be seen...
02: DRACULA 2000 score album announced
Varese Sarabande just announced limited
reissue of DRACULA 2000. Previously available as part of the
Horror collection in a sleeve, this new limited edition will
be available in a proper CD case including new booklet with
liner notes by Daniel Schweiger. The CD can be pre-ordered
from Varese Sarabande and European customers can
also pre-order from their new UK-based representative. Only 1000 copies will be
available on July 24th.
2020: May 15: 3:10 TO
(expanded edition) nearly sold out
La-La Land Records has announced their
release of 3:10 TO YUMA will be going out of print soon
and only about 100 copies is left in stock. When those are
gone, they are gone for good. If you haven't, grab your copy
while you still can and also don't forget to add copies of MAX PAYNE and HITMAN: AGENT 47
currently on sale.
La-La Land is also running 30% sale of their entire catalogue, which
ends on May 31st.
2020: May 12: THE
ZONE: SEASON 2 coming soon
announced release date for the second season of THE TWILIGHT
ZONE. The series will return on CBS All Access with all 10
episodes on June 25th. Trailer for the 2nd season is available
(for anyone worldwide) on IMDB
2020: APRIL 26: CHAOS
Marco Beltrami has been
working on the original score for CHAOS WALKING,
the long-anticipated adaptation of Patrick Ness' The
Knife of Never Letting Go (the first book of his young adult
sci-fi series). The movie, directed by Doug Liman (Edge of
Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity), completed its principal
photography in 2017 and after a long delay and reshoots
that took place last year - and also involved Fede Alvarez
(Evil Dead) as a "consultant" - is expected to be finally
released by Lionsgate on January 22, 2021.
The script passed through several sets of
hands, notably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘s Charlie
Kaufman. The plot, set in the aftermath of an apocalyptic
virus, follows Todd (Tom Holland) a young man who lives on a
quarantined planetary colony made up only of men. However,
after something terrible forces him to flee with his dog, he
encounters something he’s never seen before, a woman.
Consequently, Todd and his mysterious new companion, Viola
(Daisy Ridley), embark on a journey to discover the truth
behind their state of life... The movie also stars Mads
Mikkelsen, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas and David Oyelowo.
05: AQP2 new release date announced While
there is still a lot of time left and anything can change in
the meantime, Paramount Pictures has announced new release
date for A QUIET PLACE: PART II, which is currently set for
release on September 4th.
20: MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM score released MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM was just released
digitally by Hollywood Records and is available to purchase
from Amazon or iTunes. The album includes roughly 40
minutes of original score composed by Brandon Roberts
and featuring vocal solos performed by Úyanga Bold (see
also Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). Here is a little
quote from the soloist about the working process: "A joy
working with series composer Brandon Roberts, creator Eliot
Laurence and sound team to create the vocal sonic universe for
Motherland. (The protagonists use vocal spells and songs to
affect the world around them!) We recorded at Capital Records
and Marco Beltrami's studio the vocal spell effects and
special vocal music for the show (for example, there is a
scene where my layered vocals are the voices of the characters
joining together to call down rain while the sun is shining).
Overall, a thoughtful creative team process defining how the
spells and songs sound and work.
The brilliant Brandon wrote
beautifully captivating music for the series, of course. It
was a pleasure to sing (and throat sing, and sing like a wolf,
ululate, and more) for him, including for his gorgeous opening
main theme. We used and layered different voice colors to
simulate various characters and vocal spells throughout the
series. (Did I mention he is
2020: March 17: MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM TVS While there are still no released dates
known for several upcoming projects, MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM TV
series will finally premiere tomorrow on Free Form TV. The
series is scored by Brandon Roberts and you can already listen
to a few samples on his official
website and Kraft/Engel Management profile page, as well as check the
latest trailer below.
2020: March 12: A QUIET PLACE: PART II delayed Only one week before its expected release
date, Paramount Pictures has announved today that release date
of A QUIET PLACE: PART II is getting delayed due to coronavirus outbreak. New release
date is yet to be announced and will be added as
soon as available.
2020: February 15: MONSTER PROBLEMS delayed Paramount Pictures has pushed release
date of MONSTER PROBLEM yet again. The film was originally
scheduled to be released on March 6th before it had been moved
to April 17th. According the Deadline article the film won't be released
until next year and the new release date is scheduled for
February 12th 2021.
07: WSA 2019 videos including BEN HUR Film
Festival Gent has released several videos from last year's
edition of WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS, including three videos
featuring Marco Beltrami's music. The entire GODS OF EGYPT
Suite, fragment from SNOWPIERCER Suite and especially the
finale of the entire event -- previously unheard of and
never before recorded or even performed -- Modeh Ani from BEN HUR. You
can check all three below. For those interested the tickets
for WSA 2020 are already on sale through festival's
2020: February 06: AQP2 currently
recording Recording sessions for A
QUIET PLACE: PART II began earlier this week at Pianella
Studios. Many thanks to David Sáiz
Bonastre for the sessions photos. Click on the images to load
them in full resolution.
2020: January 26: New awards for
Tyson Lozensky and Anna Drubich Congratulations to score mixer Tyson Lozensky
who won his second Cinema Audio Society Award for his work on
FORD V FERRARI. The award ceremony took place last night at
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. For the complete list
of winners, check CAS's
This Friday, Anna Drubich won her first Golden Eagle Award for
her score for Russian drama ODESSA. A couple tracks from
the score, which is sadly unreleased, can be heard on
Mrs. Drubich's Soundcloud page.
2020: January 21: 1864 CD currently
on sale Movie Score Media's U.S:
distributor Screen Archives Entertainment is currently running
sale of early MSM's albums, which also includes Marco
Beltrami's score for 1864. The limited
edition CD is currently available for only 0,95 USD.
Get your copy while you still can. And while you are
at it, don't forget to check other great offers, including
some fantastic scores from Guy
Farley, Cyrille Aufort,
Fernando Velázquez, Dario Marianelli and Daniel
Pemberton among MANY others.
2020: January 17: FORD V FERRARI
vinyl edition (U.S. version) Hollywood Records has
announced vinyl release of FORD V FERRARI. The previous
edition was released only in EU under the international
distribution title LE MANS 66. The album includes the same
content as the previous various artists CD (featuring approx.
11 minutes of the original score) and can be purchased from Amazon.
2020: January 09: UNDERWATER score album
Soundtrack for the sci-fi
thriller UNDERWATER has been released digitally by Hollywood Records.
The album features roughly 44 minutes of the original score
and can be purchased from iTunes. Check out the
project's page for more information, samples and purchase links.
01. The Bends (1:36) 02. Voyage
fo the Bottom of the C (Main Title) (2:43) 03. Norah's
Theme (2:22) 04. Sprung a Leak (1:41) 05. Hi Cap!
(2:22) 06. Great Plan (1:08) 07. Shake it Off
(1:41) 08. Moonpool (2:17) 09. El E Vator (1:33)
10. We Don't Belong Here (2:04) 11. What Was That?
(1:56) 12. Bobbing Along (2:40) 13. Walkie Talkie
(2:52) 14. Squid Market (2:41) 15. Eat Me! (1:46)
16. Behemouth (1:07) 17. Bikini Run (2:30) 18.
Norah's Choice (3:16) 19. Rapid Ascent (2:25) 20. Under
the C (3:19)
2020: January 08: MONSTER
PROBLEMS sessions in progress Recording sessions for
MONSTER PROBLEMS will start soon in Bratislava. The score is
co-composed by Marco Beltrami and Marcus Trumpp. Soundtrack
album should be available from Paramount Music.