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2020: APRIL 26: CHAOS WALKING
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.

 

2020: July 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 YUMA (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 TWILIGHT ZONE: SEASON 2 coming soon
CBS  has 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 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.

2020: March 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 brilliant?)."

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.

2020: February 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 website.

   

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 website.                     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.

 

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