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2015:  June 26: Marco Beltrami will attend San Diego Comic Con
The line-up of the 3rd Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero panel has been announced. Six leading Hollywood film and TV composers will offer a behind the scenes look at the music of todayís biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never heard before music and discuss collaborating with the directors and the challenges involved in telling a story with music. Participating composers include Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg who recently scored the action hit Mad Max: Fury Road and has Zack Snyderís Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming up, Brian Tyler whose superhero film credits include Marvelís Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, as well as Marco Beltrami who recently composed the music for the new Fantastic Four film adaptation and previously scored The Wolverine and Hellboy. Also participating are Christophe Beck who is just finishing up work on Marvelís Ant-Man and also scored the superhero movie ElektraLorne Balfe whose recent projects include Terminator Genisys and DreamWorks Animationís Home, as well as Blake Neely who is scoring The CWís hit superhero series The Flash and Arrow and also has CBSí Supergirl coming up. The event produced by Costa Communications and ASCAP will take place on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Indigo Ballroom at the San Diego Convention Center.

2015:  June 23: FANTASTIC FOUR cover revealed
"James Horner was one of the great film composer legends. I can't help feeling that his passing marks the end of an era," commented Marco Beltrami on the tragic death of legendary James Horner who passed away yesterday after his private plane crashed near Santa Barbara. In the meantime Sony Classical has revealed cover art of the upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR soundtrack album featuring music by Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass. Here is a few details about the score:

- Recorded during 8 sessions on June 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 11th
- Hollywood Studio Symphony was conducted by Pete Anthony
- Camera crew was available filming interviews during the sessions and the coverage by Dan Goldwasser for ScoringSessions.com will be published around the release of the film
- Click on the album image to get to the CD page for more info and purchase links (more to be added as they become available)

2015:  June 03: FANTASTIC FOUR sessions
Recording sessions for FANTASTIC FOUR began yesterday in Los Angeles. In the meantime you can also watch recently released 2nd trailer below:

2015:  May 10: FANTASTIC FOUR soundtrack album announced!
Sony Classical will release FANTASTIC FOUR soundtrack album on August 3rd and you can already pre-order from Amazon UK. So far no tracklist or cover art has been revealed and will be added as soon as available.

2015:  April 19: TRUE STORY samples and clips
TRUE STORY was finally released earlier this week and you can also listen to six samples from the original score on the Marco Beltrami's official website . The score was praised in review by Variety published after the film screened during Sundance Film Festival earlier this year: "Itís an assured, impressive first effort, given added heft from Marco Beltramiís near-constant yet non-invasive score ó the sort of elegant, slightly melancholy accompaniment most often associated with Carter Burwell, beautifully rendered in pianos and strings. If anything, the music invites a depth of introspection upon which the screenplay canít quite deliver."  You can also watch a short behind the scenes and a two short clips from the film, which also include a bit of the score.

   

2015:  April 14: INTRADA announces RED EYE
Catch a flight to terror with premiere release of exciting Marco Beltrami soundtrack from Wes Craven air travel thriller! Rachel McAdams is the passenger, Cillian Murphy is her seatmate, terror is the name of the game. Beltrami sets both mood and pulse from the outset with lean, suspenseful ideas for strings and French horn over steady rhythm in percussion & keyboards, with low brass outbursts slashing through all. As the suspense increases, so do the above musical devices, culminating in aggressive, dynamic action music for the entire orchestra. Interestingly, Beltrami relies heavily on French horn, bass trombone to bring intensity to his score but omits trumpet. Resulting action sequences are grim, darker-edged, powerful! Crisp recording, dynamic performances create vibrant audio, lengthy cues create coherency. Another exciting asset: generous maxed-out CD playing time. Film itself is scored nearly wall-to-wall with numerous cues playing front and center. All of them (plus two "extras") are presented in stereo from pristine condition digital scoring session mixes courtesy Paramount Pictures. Marco Beltrami composes, Pete Anthony conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!

1. Main Title Sequence (2:05)
2. Arriving At The Airport (4:10)
3. A Friendly Gesture (1:15)
4. Waiting For The Flight (2:37)
5. Takeoff (1:58)
6. Changing Focus (10:11)
7. No Back-Up Plan (4:19)
8. Things That Go Bump In The Night (4:12)
9. Bathroom Interlude (4:13)
10. A Stolen Pen (2:18)

11. Landing (8:47)
12. The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword (4:56)
13. Rocket Fishing (3:16)
14. Arriving At Home (2:04)
15. Jackís Back (8:36)
16. End Credits (8:51)

The Extras
17. Arriving At The Airport, Pt. 1 - Alternate (2:23)
18. Jet Lag Gestures (2:31)

2015:  April 01: 3:10 TO YUMA expanded edition
La-La Land Records announced yesterday that they will be releasing expanded edition of Marco Beltrami's Academy Award nominated score for 3:10 TO YUMA. The album will be available as limited edition of 3000 copies and will go on sale on April 21st at 12:00 PST at La-La Land Records . So far no tracklist has been announced and it will be added as soon as available. TRACKLIST ADDED: The album keeps the original programme of the "old" Lionsgate CD with bonus tracks added at the end. Whole programme has been remastered.



1. Main Title (1:07)
2. Ben Takes the Stage / Dan's Burden (5:47)

03. Man of His Word (0:59)
04. Bisbygliando (1:25)
05. Barn Burn (2:01)
06. Chinatown (1:44)
07. Indian Grounds (2:51)
08. Chinese Democracy (2:51)
09. One for the Road / Storm Clouds (4:11)
10. Trial by Fire (2:00)
11. Flight of the Princess (2:03)
12. Ben There, Done That (1:39)
13. Gang Arrives (1:52)
14. Ben Arrested (4:00)
15. It's Time (1:02)
16. Hotel (0:42)
17. One Man Left (3:06)
18. William Escapes (1:43)
19. Bible Study (2:37)
20. Who Let the Cows Out? (1:32)
21. The 3:10 to Yuma (2:08)
 
BONUS TRACKS
22. Stagecoach Crash (Alternate) (1:18)
23. Charlie Prince (1:16)
24. Where's the Doughbro? (4:04)
25. Wading into Bisbee (1:45)
26. Saving McElroy (0:59)
27. Fistfull of Dollars (3:09)
28. Bad to the Bone/Fireside Chat (2:54)

 

2015:  March 24: THE GUNMAN and SEVENTH SON samples
Samples from THE GUNMAN have been added to the audio section. You can also listen to the full version of the SEVENTH SON: End Credits Suite on Youtube.

2015:  March 14: THE GUNMAN samples
First samples from original score for THE GUNMAN have been added to the official website. The soundtrack album will be released digitally first on March 23rd and the CD edition will follow on April 6th. For more details, click on the cover image below.

2015:  March 06: THE GUNMAN soundtrack album announced!
Silva Screen will release Marco Beltrami's score for Pierre Morrel's upcoming thriller THE GUNMAN. No specific date has been announced yet, the CD should be available in early April. The movie was released in selected countries and will be released in UK and US on March 20th. The CD is currently available to pre-order from SAE, Amazon UK . More purchase links will be added soon!

01. Kinshasa News
02. Jim's Bedroom
03. The Gunman
04. Seven Years Later
05. Drive To Well
06. Village People
07. Head Trouble
08. Remembering Annie
09. London Bridge
10. Cox and Cameras
11. More Head Trouble
12. Barcelona
13. Following Annie
14. Conference Room
15. Love Gunman
16. Drive to Felix's
17. Penn and Telher
18. Tripwire
19. Treehouse
20. Fairgrounds
21. Revealing Cox
22. Fish In a Barrel
23. Stanley's Death
24. Who Let the Bulls Out?                     
25. Penmanship
26. Cox and Bull
27. Reunited

2015:  March 06: NO ESCAPE trailer
First trailer of upcoming NO ESCAPE (formerly known as THE COUP) was just released and you can watch it below. The Weinstein Company will release the movie on September 2nd in the U.S. So far no soundtrack album, which is another joined effort of Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, has been announced.

2015:  February 25: more SEVENTH SON samples
6 more samples from Marco Beltrami's score for SEVENTH SON have been added to the official website . The soundtrack album is in the works and should be announced shortly.

2015:  February 11: trailer HITMAN: AGENT 47
First trailer of upcoming HITMAN: AGENT 47 was just released and you can watch it below. The movie will be released by 20th Century Fox on August 28th. So far no soundtrack album has been confirmed.

2015: February 11: Updated list of upcoming projects
After a while, it's time for another recap of the upcoming films featuring music by Marco Beltrami. The composer is currently busy working on the upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR, which is being co-scored by Philip Glass. Here is a little quote about their collaboration: ďWeíre sending sketches back and forth right now. Composing is pretty much a solitary business. Buck and I are unusual. Weíve been working together for 17 years. Itís sort of unique. Collaborating with somebody, sharing ideas, takes some time to get up to speed. One of the things I like is, as you work, you figure out thereís another way to approach it. Itís how you grow and learn.Ē The film's first trailer was released and added to the January 6th post below.
Here is the list of upcoming scores and their US release dates, which will be hopefully accompanied by soundtrack albums - at least in most cases:

- THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH - released on January 2nd (soundtrack on Varese Sarabande)
- SEVENTH SON - released on February 5th (soundtrack album in the works)
- THE GUNMAN - March 20th
- TRUE STORY - April 10th (limited)
- FANTASTIC FOUR - August 2nd
- THE HITMAN: AGENT 47 - August 28th
- NO ESCAPE (formerly known as THE COUP) - September 2nd

2015: January 24: Sundance review: TRUE STORY
TRUE STORY screened yesterday at Sundance Film Festival and will receive limited release in April. So far there is no information available about possible wider release, which it should eventually receive considering star power of two main protagonists. No soundtrack album has been confirmed yet either. The score was praised in review by Variety: "Itís an assured, impressive first effort, given added heft from Marco Beltramiís near-constant yet non-invasive score ó the sort of elegant, slightly melancholy accompaniment most often associated with Carter Burwell, beautifully rendered in pianos and strings. If anything, the music invites a depth of introspection upon which the screenplay canít quite deliver."

2015: January 06: new project: THE FANTASTIC FOUR
According to Film Music Reporter: Marco Beltrami has signed on to score the upcoming reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR. The film is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Toby Kebbell will be portraying Victor Domashev/Doom. Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson are also co-starring. The movie based on the Marvel Comics series centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways and who must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class & Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes) and Jeremy Slater have written the screenplay. Kinberg is also producing the project with Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake) and Gregory Goodman (X-Men: First Class, The Day the Earth Stood Still). The Fantastic Four is set to be released on August 7, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.

2014: December 27: new samples
First samples from THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH, SEVENTH SON and TRUE STORY are now online. Check out Audio section.

2014: December 24: Marco Beltrami on THE HOMESMAN
New videointerview with Marco Beltrami discussing his work on THE HOMESMAN was recently released by GoldDerby and you can watch it below:

2014: December 23: THR Composers Roundtable
Marco Beltrami (The Homesman), Danny Elfman (Big Eyes), John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon 2), Trent Reznor (Gone Girl) and Hans Zimmer (Interstellar) gathered in early December to discuss the process behind scoring the top films of the year.

2014: December 23: WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH samples
Varese Sarabande just published selection from the upcoming WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH soundtrack and you can listen below. The score will be released digitally on December 30th and CDs will be released on Junuary 6th!

2014: December 22: SEVENTH SON feature and clips
While there is still no album officially confirmed or announced, you can at least watch a few clips from the movie featuring Marco Beltrami's score. More news HOPEFULLY soon!

2014: December 20: TRUE STORY trailer 1
The first trailer of upcoming drama TRUE STORY, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, was just released. The movie will be screened during Sundance Film Festival next month. The movie will be released internationally in April 2015.

2014: December 05: 1864 Soundtrack album coming soon!
MovieScore Media will release the 1864 soundtrack album on December 16th. The CD will include roughly 60 minutes of Marco Beltrami's music selected by album's producer Mikael Carlsson and the composer himself from roughly 220 minutes of music recorded for the series. Tracklist has been revealed and you can already pre-order the CD as well as listen to more samples at Screen Archives !

01. 1864 (2:32)
02. Opening (1:07)
03. An Inevitable War (3:00)
04. Lakeside (3:18)
05. Bloody Hands (2:50)
06. Clouds (2:38)
07. Off to Service (1:54)
08. Confronting Laust (1:56)
09. A Dangerous Man (3:32)
10. The Hussars Are Coming (5:22)                                
11. Overhelmed (1:39)
12. Der Friend Is Der Friend (3:16)
13. We Are Danes! (1:56)
14. Bombs (3:38)
15. Tears (2:26)
16. The Return of Laust (2:54)
17. The Beginning of the End (2:44)
18. The Letters (2:02)
19. Can't Handle the Truth (3:23)
20. Inge's Tears (2:05)
21. Coming Home (2:43)
22. Finale (2:04)

2014: November 21: THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH cd announced!
Varese Sarabande will release the score album of THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH on January 6th, 2015! Soundtrack album contains roughly 39 minutes of original score and additional music composed by Marcus Trumpp and Brandon Roberts who also collaborated on the first movie of the series. For more information, visit Varese Sarabande's website or click on the image below to get to the CD page..

01. Jennet Humfrye Lost Her Baby* (:54)
02. Angel Of Death (1:38)
03. Eveís Theme (2:08)
04. Escaping The Blitz (1:16)
05. Harryís Theme (1:32)
06. First Night (2:09)
07. Eve Remembers (2:09)
08. Listen To Me Very Carefully (1:21)
09. Harry On The Causeway (3:10)
10. Meeting Jacob (4:50)
11. It Wasnít Your Fault (2:21)
12. Harryís Past (2:04)
13. Arriving At The Bunker (:51)
14. Looking For Edward (1:45)
15. Did You See His Body (1:24)
16. Locked In The Nursery (2:31)
17. Under The Causeway (3:01)
18. Reunited (1:26)
19. Where Is My Smile (2:15)

TT: 38:45 approx.
* incorporates nursery rhyme with
lyrics by Jon Croker and melody by Jack Arnold    

2014: November 21: SCL screening of THE HOMESMAN
On November 16th Marco Beltrami participated in the SCL's screening of THE HOMESMAN, which also included discussion about the score hosted by Jon Burlingame. The interview will be published later in Variety and link will be added to this post as soon as it is available. Here is a few photos from the evening. The score is now available on iTunes .

 

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