2014: October 22: Marco
Beltrami will participate in
From Film Music Reporter: his Thursday,
October 23, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) will host
an Anatomy of a Horror Score fundraiser. The event will
include a discussion with a group of composers/filmmakers who
will talk about their process and philosophy using audio/video
samples and in some cases perform excerpts from their work
live. Participating composers include Academy Award nominee
Marco Beltrami (Scream, 3:10 to Yuma,
World War Z, The Wolverine), Charles
Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street, April
Foolís Day), Joseph LoDuca (The Evil Dead,
Boogeyman, Xena: Warrior Princess) and
Nathan Barr (Hostel, True Blood, Hemlock
Grove, Cabin Fever). Also appearing at the event
will be writer/director Don Mancini (Childís Play,
Bride of Chucky). The fundraiser will take place at
composer Christoper Lennertzís Sonic Fuel Studios in El
Segundo, CA. Tickets are $200 and
include a backstage pass to the concert of your choice during
the GSPO 2014-2015 Season (concert ticket not included). Visit
the orchestraís official website to learn more
2014: October 22: THE
Varese Sarabande has announced soundtrack
album release of THE HOMESMAN. Third collaboration between
composer Marco Beltrami and director Tommy Lee Jones.
Soundtrack album will be released on December 9th and more
information will be added as soon as they are available. For
more info check Varese's website
2014: October 22: 1864 -
Here is a few scenes from second episode of 1864
featuring Marco Beltrami's score. More coming
2014: October 18: 1864 -
1864 debuted its first episode on DR
1 last week and you can also finally watch it online here. Unfortunately no
soundtrack album is currently
being planned. You can
also watch a small selection of scenes featuring Marco Beltrami's score below.
Episode 2 premieres tomorrow again on DR
09: Marco Beltrami will be honored at The Middleburg
Marco Beltrami will be honored at The
Middleburg Film Festival and he will receive the Distinguished
Film Composer Award on Saturday, November 1.The Shenandoah
Conservatory Symphony Orchestra will perform world premieres
of concert suites from Marco Beltramiís scores including The
Giver, The Homesman and World War Z as well as newly arranged
from Snowpiercer, The Woman in Black and A Good Day to Die
Hard. More information is available at http://www.middleburgfilm.org/
09: Happy birthday to
Beltrami celebrated his 48th birthday earlier this week...
18: THE HOMESMAN sample
First sample from Marco Beltrami's score
for THE HOMESMAN directed by Tommy Lee Jones
is available below. While the movie won't get released in the
U.S. for another two
months, DVD/BD have just been released in France.
2014: September 11: THE
THE DROP opens in cinemas today and you
can at least listen to three samples from the score below. So
far there is no information about planned release of any kind.
More samples is available on Marco Beltrami's official website
2014: August 31: NOVEMBER
Three more NOVEMBER MAN
samples have been added to the audio section.
2014: August 25: NOVEMBER
First samples from Marco Beltrami's score
for NOVEMBER MAN are now available on the composer's official
website here. You can also check brief selection of
samples from the additional music composed by Xiaotian Shi.
The movie opens in theatres worldwide later this week and here
is a brief quote from Marco Beltrami about the score from
latest issue of Film Score Monthly, which included interview dedicated mostly to his work on
THE GIVER: "I havenít seen the final
product. But Pierce Brosnan is back in a spy role and hopefully
the music is supporting that. Itís more of an action-y
type score. Thereís nothing really that unusual about what I did
for it. Thereís some guitar stuff that we recorded here
but most of the rest of it is strings, brass, percussion
and synthetic elements. I guess itís a conventional
2014: August 16: Marco
Beltrami nominated as Composer of the Year 2013
Marco Beltrami has been nominated for The
Composer of the Year Award from World Soundtrack Awards in
Ghent. Other nominees include Alexandre Desplat, Steven Price,
Gabriel Yared and Hans Zimmer. The ceremony will take place on
2014: August 16: THE NOVEMBER MAN soundtrack details
Varese Sarabande will release the
original motion picture soundtrack from Roger Donaldson's THE
NOVEMBER MAN as planned on September 9th. The tracklist and
covers were revealed recently and you can check them below.
The total running time ir roughly 61 minutes, which covers
vast majority of the score. Click on images to display them in
full resolution and check album
page for details.
2014: August 08: THE GIVER samples now online
Three samples from THE GIVER score are
now available in the audio section. The soundtrack album will
be released on CD in the U.S. on September 9th and you can
already pre-order your copy at Amazon. For full tracklist,
track times and other info, visit the CD page.
2014: August 01: THE GIVER score album announced and first samples
Classical will release Marco Beltrami's
score for Philip Noyce's THE GIVER on August 18th - three
days after the movie opens in theatres worldwide. You can
already pre-order the CD at Amazon UK (so far only
european release has been announced, while there is song compilation album
also available from Interscope Records and the score is currently
listed as download version only
in the U.S.). You can check out the tracklist below as well as
first samples from this beautiful
2014: July 29: THE NOVEMBER MAN soundtrack album announced
Varese Sarabande will release Marco
Beltrami's score for Roger Donaldson's upcoming THE NOVEMBER
MAN on September 9th. Details coming soon. In the meantime you
can watch full trailer that has been released
2014: July 19: new project TRUE STORY
According to Film Music Reporter Marco
Beltrami has signed on to score the upcoming drama TRUE STORY.
The film is directed by Rupert Goold and stars Jonah Hill,
James Franco, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee and Gretchen Mol.
The movie is based on journalist Michael Finkelís memoirs
about the relationship between Finkel and Christian Longo, a
Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S.
under Finkelís name. Plan B Entertainment and New Regency
Pictures production's TRUE STORY is currently in
post-production and will be distributed by Fox. No release
date has been announced yet but it is expected later this year
to qualify for award season.
2014: July 08: two new interviews
New lengthy videointerview with Marco Beltrami has just been published by DP/30. The composer
discusses mostly his recent scores such for THE HOMESMAN and SNOWPIERCER. You can watch this
interview below and also check another interview published a few weeks ago
by Moviemaker here.
2014: June 19: SNOWPIERCER interview by Daniel Schweiger
New interview with Marco Beltrami has just been published by Film Music Magazine and you can read it
here. Except discussing
his work on SNOWPIERCER and collaboration with Joon-Ho Bong, the interview also briefly mentions Marco
Beltrami's future projects offering a little info on his GODS OF EGYPT schedule as well as few more
details regarding his score for THE HOMESMAN:
"This is such a crazy year with really varied projects.
THE GIVER is a teen drama based on a popular book, and THE HOMESMAN is a period drama that we recorded
outside and created aeolian harps and a water tank piano for. They are currently shooting GODS OF EGYPT.
From what I understand it is a 4-6 month shoot and then theyíll be in post for a year before we score!
That must mean a massive amount of visual fx!! Anyway, Buck and I saw some of the storyboards because
we had to come up with some music for them to shoot to, and apparently it was in the right direction.
Iím really looking forward to this one."
2014: June 18: New project: THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH
Marco Beltrami has recently signed to return to score sequel to THE WOMAN IN BLACK, which is currently
in production under the helm of director Tom Harper. The movie is set 40 years after the first haunting
at Eel Marsh House, where a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest
inhabitant. The movie stars Jeremy Irvine, Oaklee Pendergast and Helen McCrory and is based on the script
written by Jon Croker. Hammer Films Production will release the movie in partnership with Alliance Films
on February 15th 2015 - only a few days after SEVENTH SON opens internationally.
2014: June 18: New project: THE GIVER
Marco Beltrami is currently finishing his score for Phillip Noyce's adaptation of
Lois Lowry's novel THE GIVER, which tells the story set in a seemingly perfect community,
without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from
an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. The movie features
impressive cast including Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard
and Taylor Swift. The Weinstein Company will release the movie on August 15th. So far there
is no information regarding possible soundtrack album, but in the meantime you can watch the trailer below:
2014: June 18: SNOWPIERCER U.S. edition details and premiere photos.
Here are 4 photos from recent premiere of SNOWPIERCER during Los Angeles Film Festival on June 11th
Varese Sarabande will release soundtrack album for SNOWPIERCER as planned on July 22nd. The tracklist seems to be
the same but it is not confirmed if the "train hymn", which was featured on the import release as hidden track
will be also included. You can check the covers below and click on images to display them in their full resolution.
11: SNOWPIERCER concert suite
SNOWPIERCER is premiering in the United States tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Marco Beltrami has prepared a special musical suite from the score to be performed before the screening
by violinist Sandy Cameron and other soloists. UPDATE: Here is the video from the premiere:
11: New project announced THE COUP
According to Film Music Reporter, Marco Beltrami has signed on to score upcoming thriller THE COUP.
The film is directed by John Erick Dowdle (Devil, Quarantine) and stars Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson,
Lake Bell and Sterling Jerins. The movie follows an American family who move to Southeast Asia and
find themselves entangled in a violent coup in which merciless rebels attack the city. The director has
also co-written the screenplay with his brother, Drew Dowdle, who is producing the project with
Michel Litvak, David Lancaster & Gary Michael Walters (Drive, Legion, The Hole).
THE COUP is set to be released on March 6, 2015 by the Weinstein Company.
10: NOVEMBER MAN trailer and soundtrack
First trailer of upcoming NOVEMBER MAN
has just been released and you can watch it below. As the
trailer reveals, the soundtrack album
will be released by Varese Sarabande. The film
opens on August 27th.
2014: June 10: SNOWPIERCER soundtrack by Varese
For those who have missed the original
soundtrack album released in Asia when the movie opened there
last Summer, Varese Sarabande will release US version of the
soundtrack album for SNOWPIERCER on July 22nd. The content
will be most likely the same but stay tuned for details. For
more info, visit Varese Sarabande's CD page
2014: May 17: THE HOMESMAN clips and
THE HOMESMAN will debut at
Cannes film festival tomorrow. So far there is no information
about wider release or soundtrack album of any sort. In the
meantime you can at least check several excellent posters (A, B, C, D
) as well as few clips form the
movie featuring the score
2014: April 16: new
interview about TURN
Soundcheck has published new interview
with Marco Beltrami discussing his work on TURN for AMC. You
can also listen to a few samples from the score. You can read
the article and listen to the interview at Soundcheck
2014: April 14: new
trailer: THE HOMESMAN
Trailer for the upcoming Marco
Beltrami / Tommy Lee Jones collaboration THE HOMESMAN was just released. The
score was completed in early
February. The movie will open in
France on May 21st and will be also
a part of this
year's Cannes Film Festival. So far
there is no information about possible soundtrack album.
2014: April 07: new
trailer: THE DROP
Also released recently was first trailer
for upcoming THE DROP, originally entitled ANIMAL RESCUE,
which will be released
on September 19th by Fox Searchlight.
The score was finished a few weeks ago.
07: first 1864 trailer
While Marco Beltrami-scored series TURN
debuted last night on AMC and we will be able to watch
following episodes every Sunday (for airing schedule check
here), another epic historic series
that will debut later this and will feature Marco Beltrami's score recently had its
first trailer released and you can watch it below. The
score will be recorded in Denmark next month.
07: new project announced: TURN
Later this year Marco
Beltrami will score AMC's TV series TURN. Set in the summer of
1778, show tells the story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull,
who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form
The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide
in America's fight for independence. Rupert Wyatt directed the
pilot, which will air on April 6th and you can watch little teaser below.
2014: February 07: new project announced:
After finishing his
score for NOVEMBER MAN and Tommy Lee Jones' THE
HOMESMAN, which finishes its sessions today and on Monday, Marco Beltrami is
currently working on his score for upcoming crime drama THE
DROP (originally entitled ANIMAL RESCUE), the movie is
directed by MichaŽl R. Roskam and stars James Gandolfini in
one of his final roles, as well as Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy.
THE DROP will be released by Fox Searchlight on September
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