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2023: October 08: New project: THE KILLER
Marco Beltrami is currently scoring John Woo's reimagining of his own 1989 action thriller THE KILLER for Universal Pictures (their second project together after upcoming SILENT NIGHT). The plot details are currently unknown as the film switches the gender of the main protagonists. THE KILLER stars Nathalie Emmanuel and Omar Sy. Here is the quote from interview with the film's producer Charles Roven published by The Hollywood Reporter who also summarized the current state of the production, which was originally expected to be released by Peacock by the end of this year. More details will be added as soon as available.

"I was also shooting a wonderful movie in Paris. John Woo is remaking his own movie, The Killer, which was one of his seminal Hong Kong movies that he made in 1989. So we had to shut that down because we lost all of our SAG actors, and of course, we honored that. We’ve got somewhere between 10 and 18 days left, so that was obviously very disappointing.
In the original Killer, the great Chinese male actor Chow Yun-fat played the killer, but the killer in this movie is played by Nathalie Emmanuel. And by changing the dynamic to a woman, the storyline became quite different. So, while it’s an homage to his movie, it’s definitely not a remake. There’s a lot of original content in it that’s different from the first movie."

2024: February 23: BALLERINA delayed until 2025
Rather disappointing news today regarding upcoming BALLERINA, which is being delayed whole year because of reshoots. Check for example Collider for the details. Lionsgate has set new release date for June 7, 2025.

2024: February 15: Trailer for APPLES NEVER FALL
Full trailer for upcoming 7-part Peacock series has just been released. Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins have joined forces to score the series, which will debut (in its entirety) on March 14. So far no soundtrack album has been confirmed.  

2024: January 27: K17 Presents: "Opus Next" Living Composers Series
K17 is delighted to present an unforgettable evening of music. The program will feature original works by esteemed musicians such as Marco Beltrami, Jongnic Bontemps, David Cerquetti, Anna Drubich, Peter Golub, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Carlos Simon. This extraordinary concert will be held at the world-renowned recording complex, The Village, located in a 1920s Masonic Temple in Los Angeles. The Marrocan Room, known for its stunning acoustics, will serve as the venue for this captivating event on February 10th. For more information and to book your tickets, visit Ticket Tailor.

2023: December 24: SILENT NIGHT CD pre-order. Autographs available
La-La Land Records has finally started taking orders of SILENT NIGHT CD. Get your copy from LLL and also if you are one of the first lucky few, you may get an extra booklet autographed by the composer. The shipping starts January 16th.

2023: December 14: APPLES NEVER FALL release date announced
Apples Never Fall had its release date set according to recent article published by People earlier this week. 7-part series should debut on Peacock in March 2024 and you can check the article for first look and more details about the series. More details will be added as soon as available.

2023: December 07: SILENT NIGHT samples online
While there has been no release date confirmed for the CD version of SILENT NIGHT, the score has been released as download and is currently available to buy or stream through all usual retailers. Check project page for full album details as well as first audio samples.

2023: December 01: SILENT NIGHT score album announced
La-La Land Records has announced their upcoming release of SILENT NIGHT score CD. So far no specific release date has been announced. More information will be added as soon as available.

2023: November 30: first SILENT NIGHT sample, score album in the works
While the movie opens theatrically tomorrow, so far there has beeen no soundtrack album announced, although it is confirmed to be in the works - including CD edition coming in early 2024. In the meantime you can at least check the first sample from the score posted on Marco Beltrami's Instagram. And while you are over there, you can also follow Ceiri Torjussen who recently launched his own instagram as well.

2023: November 22: John Woo about Marco Beltrami and SILENT NIGHT
During recent panel discussion with John Woo, Joel Kinnaman and Catalina Sandino Moreno following premiere screening of SILENT NIGHT in Los Angeles on November 13, 2023, John Woo briefly mentioned the score and its composer. Check this youtube video (in case the direct link won't work, skip to 15:30).

2023: November 10: New project APPLES NEVER FALL
Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins have joined forces again to score upcoming 7-part series APPLES NEVER FALL based on the novel by Liane Moriarty (Nine Perfect Strangers) who also serves as one of the producers of the series for Universal International Studios and Heyday Television. The series centers on the Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy (Bening) and Stan (Neill) are parents to four adult children. After decades of marriage, they have finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. But after Joy disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh eyes. Filming of the series starring Annette Bening, Sam Neill, Jake Lacy, Alison Brie, Essie Randles, Conor Merrigan-Turner and Georgia Flood has begun in Australia this Spring but came to a stop when the SAG-AFTRA's guilt went on strike. No specific release date has been announced.

2023: November 10: PANTHEON Season 2 released
After the season two was completed, it had been cancelled and shelved by AMC+. Now months later the 2nd series has been picked up and released by Prime Video in selected countries (so far confirmed is Australia and New Zealand only), where the season 2 debuted on October 15th. It is yet to be released  in other main territories (incl. U.S. and Europe).

2023: November 03: PLANE score finally on CD
Rambling
Records has announced CD premiere of Marco Beltrami's and Marcus Trumpp's score for PLANE. The japanese release will be available soon through most of specialised retailers including SAE or Music Box. For those interested in ordering directly you can do so here . Reaease date is November 15th.

2023: November 01: Yale School of Music Interviews
Three videos with Marco Beltrami discussing his work on SCREAM, THE HURT LOCKER and A QUIET PLACE have been published by Yale School of Music and you can check them below:

   

2023: October 07: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARCO BELTRAMI

2023: October 04: SILENT NIGHT poster & trailer
Trailer and the poster for John Woo's upcoming revenge thriller SILENT NIGHT have been finally released. Lionsgate will release the movie on December 1st.

2023: September 28: SILENT NIGHT release date
John Woo's upcoming SILENT NIGHT finally has release date announced. Distributed by Lionsgate, the film will be released on December 1st. So far there are no trailers and posters available and will be added as soon as anything changes. In other news RENFIELD vinyl release is being slightly delayed and is expected to be available on October 20th (previously announced release date was September 29th).

2023: August 31: THE NUN 2 score album released
THE NUN II score album will be released tomorrow by Watertower Music. You can already check the full album details and first samples from the score on its project page:

2023: July 18: THE NUN 2 clips
Few photos and more clips from THE NUN 2 sessions have been posted by music editor Angela Claverie on her instagram.

2023: July 13: THE NUN 2 sessions in progress
Marco Beltrami is currently recording his score for THE NUN 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London. You can check first clip from the sessions on his instagram.

2023: July 07: THE NUN 2 first trailer released
First trailer for upcoming THE NUN II has been released. The film is scheduled to be released on September 8th by Warner Bros.

 

2023: June 21: WORLD WAR Z 10th Anniversary
Marco Beltrami celebrated 10th anniversary of WORLD WAR Z release by sharing one of his earlier attempts at Jerusalem sequence, which is quite different from the version heard in the finished film. Marco wrote: "There are always conceptual ideas that you work through that never quite make it into the movie. This cue is one such. I had a blast hanging with Joe at my studio and coming up with this piece alongside Buck Sanders. This track also features the fantastic Lili Haydn on electric violin and vocals. Ultimately the score in the film is more orchestral so its understandable why this wasn’t used. Even so, it was really fun writing and putting this together." Check Marco's instagram page to listen to this unique track and make sure to follow if you haven't already.

2023: June 10: RENFIELD vinyl edition announced
Waxworks Records has announced vinyl release of Marco Beltrami's score for RENFIELD. The edition available as a deluxe 2xLP set featuring "Dracula Flesh & Blood" splatter colored vinyl, heavyweight gatefold packaging with new artwork by Phantom City Creative, and a printed 12"x12" insert is expected to be available on September 1st and can be already pre-order from label's website . The edition contains the same programme as the download version from Back Lot Music.

2023: May 02: New interview with The FilmUp Podcast
New interview with Marco has been published earlier today by The FilmUp Podcast. You can check it on Spotify since the original video had been removed for some reason by its uploader.

2023: April 18: RENFIELD interviews
New interview with Marco discussing his work on RENFIELD has been released by Film Music Institute. You can also check the panel from the premiere also featuring Marco Beltrami with director Chris McKay and Producer Samantha Nisenboim.

 

2023: April 19: New projects: THE NUN 2 and BALLERINA
In recent Film Music Institute interview (see April 18 post below) Marco Beltrami confirmed he is currently working on the score for upcoming THE NUN 2. No plot details has been announced yet for the movie, which is being directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of Llorona, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It) and stars Taissa Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Katelyn Rose Downey and Storm Reid.
Warner Bros. will release New Line Cinema production on September 8th.
He is also teaming up with Anna Drubich to score the upcoming John Wick spinoff feature BALLERINA. The film is directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld: Evolution, Live Free or Die Hard) and stars Ana de Armas, Anjelica Huston, Lance Reddick, Gabriel Byrne, Norman Reedus, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ian McShane, as well as Keanu Reeves. The action thriller follows the titular assassin trained in the traditions of the Ruska Roma as she sets out to avenge her family. BALLERINA is set to be released in theaters nationwide on June 7, 2024 by Lionsgate.

2023: April 13: RENFIELD score released
RENFIELD album details are now online including a few behind the scenes photos and audio samples. Check the project's page for details. The album featuring 61 minutes of original score will be available tomorrow from all usual digital stores. Vnyl edition is also in the works.

2023: April 07: RENFIELD score album announced & first clips
With RENFIELD's release quickly approaching (only 1 week away) it has been confirmed the soundtrack album will be released digitally by Back Lot Music with vinyl edition coming from Waxworks Records. While the download version will be available next week on the same day the film opens in theatres worldwide, vinyl's specific release date is yet to be confirmed. In the meantime here is a couple of film clips featuring bits from the score:

 

2023: March 17: MotoGP™ vs Beethoven: meet composer Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami has composed new theme for MotoGP, which will debut next week. Read more about his involvement and his favorite sport in this recent interview. You can check the new main titles on Youtube.

2023: February 28: THE FACULTY opens early
After some confusion with it's release date, THE FACULTY has been released today and can be purchased from Intrada Records. Full album details had been added to the project's page and more purchase links will be added as well. In the meantime here is the press announcement:

Premier 2-CD release of sizzling Marco Beltrami sci-fi horror score! Dimension Films presents in 1998, Robert Rodriguez directs, Kevin Williamson scripts, attractive cast features Jordana Brewster, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Clea DuVall, Robert Patrick, Piper Laurie, Shawn Hatosy, Salma Hayek, many others. The students at Herrington High School are rowdy crop, tough on each other and their teachers. Then without fanfare, they become targets of an alien virus that turns people into monsters. And unfriendly ones at that. Mayhem ensues. Beltrami was already a veteran of the horror genre, having scored dynamic music for Scream and Mimic for the same studio prior to The Faculty. For this intense and violent thriller, Beltrami scores for full orchestra in a dazzling display of aggressive action music requiring the players to provide numerous techniques with their instruments, from entrances at different times and pitches to uncommon bowing techniques, horn glissandi, detuned instruments and numerous other devices. Rhythms are fierce, the harmonic vernacular frightening. In balance, Beltrami also offers undercurrents of music oblivious to the alien invasion, a musical calm before the storm. Action highlights are many: “Offensive Coach” provides more than three minutes of riveting intensity, “Pop Pop Fizz Fizz” offers berserk orchestral fury, “Just Say No” builds to a dynamic rhythmic finish, “Standing Tall” is pure drama and action, “Zeke And The Geek” offers orchestral razzle dazzle, many others follow suit. “Love Me Tender” is especially exciting! Ditto “Modest Mary” and “Drugs Kill”. On the opposite side, Beltrami offers a strong theme for Casey and another for the student body as a whole. Special spotlight goes to “Lounge Lizards”, where Beltrami opens with his haunting minor key idea for Casey, slides into the broader student body theme, then works the music inexorably into musical chaos and action. When all is said and done, “The Kids Are Alright” ushers in the remaining student body to a rich development of their theme, leading to the closing powerhouse rhythmic treatment of the tune for “Extra Credit”. Two following cues offer an alternate version of “Casey” and Beltrami’s demo version of “Too Cool For School”. This scores packs fireworks! Tim Greiving provides informative booklet notes, Kay Marshall designs the dramatic packaging. John Kurlander records and mixes at Skywalker Sound in October and November 1998, William Boston, Peter Anthony, Robert Elhai, Jon Kull, Kevin Manthei orchestrate, Marco Beltrami composes, conducts the Hollywood Studio Orchestra. Intrada Special Collection 2-CD set available while quantities and interest remain!

2023: February 23: PLANE score album released
Filmtrax has announced score album for PLANE featuring roughly 53 minutes of the original score co-composed by Marco and Marcus Trumpp. The download edition is currently available on iTunes and full set of samples as well as complete album details will be added shortly.

 

2023: February 23: THE FACULTY first "official" release of the score
Intrada Records will revisit their early promo of THE FACULTY with remastered and expanded 2CD edition. The previous version contained only about 40 % of the score. The content, audio clips and all the details will be revealed on Monday March 6th.

2023: January 14: PLANE in cinemas now and score album coming soon...
While the movie has been released in cinemas this weekend, the score album has been confirmed and will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more information as soon as available. In the meantime here is a couple of clips featuring a little bit from the score.

 

2023: January 14: New project: RENFIELD
Marco Beltrami has been hired and is set to record his score for upcoming horror comedy RENFIELD this weekend. Directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie, Tomorrow War), the film centers on Renfield (Nicholas Hoult), who has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s (Nicolas Cage) lackey. The henchman finds a new lease on life and maybe even redemption when he falls for feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina).
Based on the story by Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead) and screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Community, Rick and Morty), RENFIELD also stars Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Caroline Williams. McKay and Kirman are also producing the project together with David Alpert and Bryan & Sean Furst. Universal Pictures will release Skybound Entertainment production on April 14, 2023.

      

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