2012: December 27: WARM BODIES clip
You can watch first 4 minutes of the movie either on YouTube (check the video below) or on the movie's website . The movie is still opening as planned on February 1st. So far no soundtrack album has been announced yet.

2012: December 23: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD soundtrack announced
Sony Classical will be releasing soundtrack for upcoming A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD on February 12th, 2013. So far there is no cover or tracklist available (after all recording sessions ended only 2 days ago), but you can already pre-order the album at Amazon .

2012: December 20: THR's Composers Rountable
Marco Beltrami was one of the six composers participating in recent Hollywood Reporter's The Composers Rountable (the others were Mychael Danna, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle, Danny Elfman and Fernando Velázquez). You can see several photos with the composer and read their brief quotes here (and a few pictures with Marco follows below). You can also read the article at THR here and also watch lengthy video with all the composers discussing their craft.


2012: December 11: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD sessions
Since Monday this week, Marco Beltrami is recording his latest score for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, where Pete Anthony is conducting The Hollywood Studio Symphony. Here is a couple of pictures from the sessions.


2012: December 10: The list of Oscar eligible scores announced
The Academy of Motion Pictures Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the eligible movies in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards. The nominations will be announced on January 11, 2013. On the list are also included following Marco Beltrami's scores:

“Deadfall,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers
“The Sessions,” Marco Beltrami, composer
“Trouble with the Curve,” Marco Beltrami, composer

2012: November 16: HMMA goes to...
Marco Beltrami won Hollywood Music and Media Award for Best Original Score for Feature Film THE SESSIONS. Here is first picture from the ceremony. More coming soon. In the meantime, click on the image to see it in full resolution. Congratulations to Marco on another well deserved win.

2012: November 15: Three Articles by Jon Burlingame in Variety
Variety published not one or two, but three articles about "Billion Dollar Composer: Marco Beltrami" today. All of them feature several comments from Marco himself as well as many directors he has worked with over the years. Some offer even brief glimpses on the upcoming scores such as James Mangold's THE WOLVERINE ("We have a big juicy challenge ahead of us. One of our first tasks will be to find a sound that reflects that reality but doesn't turn the movie into a teriyaki restaurant.") or Tommy Lee Jones who is currently preparing his third movie as the director - period movie about Homestead Act in Nebraska ("I'm already talking to him about it. We won't score the movie without him."). You can read more about this latest project here . Anyway, here are the links for the Variety articles:

- Beltrami: Tapping into they keys of Success, Variety, Nov 15, 2012
- Beltrami dials it down, Variety, Nov 15, 2012
- A Place to Experiment and Create, Variety, Nov 15, 2012

2012: November 10: WORLD WAR Z & WARM BODIES
First trailers for both of these upcoming projects were just released. WARM BODIES is still coming on February 1, while WORLD WAR Z will be released on June 21.


2012: November 04: THE SESSIONS samples now online
Samples from Marco Beltrami's HMMA nominated score for THE SESSIONS have been added to the audio section.

2012: November 04: Festival des Musiques a i'image
Here is a brief edit of highlights from this year's Festival des Musiques a l'image featuring brief interview with Marco Beltrami as well as short clip from the concert including Hellboy (actual film version of Father's funeral). Marco Beltrami's part of the concert (about 20-25 minutes in total) also included I, Robot, Mimic, I am Dina, Knowing and Terminator 3. One more picture from the festival (including all three guests) was added to the previous October 14 update.

2012: October 28: full trailer of A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
New A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD trailer released.

2012: October 21: HMMA nomination for THE SESSIONS
Marco Beltrami has been nominated for HMMA 2012 Award (Hollywood Music and Media Award) for his original score for THE SESSIONS. The other nominees in Best Original Score - Feature Film cathegory are:

- Alexandre Desplat: Rise of the Guardians
- Howard Shore: The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey
- John Williams: Lincoln
- Jonny Greenwood: The Master
- Joe Kraemer: Jack Reacher
- Moritz Schmittat: Shady Lady
- Nuno Malo: LUV
- Thomas Newman: Skyfall

2012: October 16: CARRIE first teaser trailer released
First teaser trailer for upcoming remake of CARRIE was just released and you can watch it below:

2012: October 14: Marco Beltrami at Festival des Musiques a i'image
Marco Beltrami attended first Festival des Musiques a l'image held in Paris this weekend. Here is a few pictures from panel this Satuday also featuring director Bertrand Tavernier (IN THE ELECTRIC MIST) and frech music producer Stéphane Lerouge who moderated pannels with all the guests.


2012: October 13: THE SESSIONS samples
Samples from all tracks are now available on Amazon. Tracklist has been updated.

2012: October 12: Photos from THE SESSIONS premiere
Earlier this week THE SESSIONS premiered at the Bing Theatre at LACMA on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles. Here is a few pictures featuring Marco Beltrami and director Ben Lewin.


2012: October 07: new project announced CARRIE
According to most recent news Marco Beltrami has signed to score upcoming remake of CARRIE. Based on the novel by Stephen King, the original version, directed by Brian DePalma (with classic score by Pino Donaggio) featured Sisi Spacek as the lead character, Carrie White, a lonely and awkward teen who is constantly bullied at school by her peers, and beaten at home at the hands of her religious mother. But Carrie has a secret: She's been blessed with the terrifying power of telekinesis; and when her peers decide to pull a prank on her at prom, they'll soon learn a deadly lesson: When you mess with fire, you will get burned. New version is currently in post-production and will be released by MGM on March 15, 2013. The movie is directed by Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY) and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer.

2012: October 07: THE SESSIONS first sample
First sample from Marco Beltrami's score for THE SESSIONS is included on his showreel on his agency's website. To listen to this georgeous 2-minute piece, visit Kraft-Engel Management .


2012: October 04: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD teaser
Just released and you can watch below. The movie is still coming as planned in the mid-February 2013.

2012: October 02: THE SESSIONS cover and tracklist announced
Cover of upcoming THE SESSIONS album has been posted on Amazon, where you can already pre-order the CD coming on November 13 from Lakeshore Records. Soundtrack album will be released digitally on October 16, with physical releasing coming on November 13th. For more details and more purchase links as they become available, visit CD page by clicking on the image on the below.

Lakeshore Records
Release date: Oct 16 (digital), Nov 13 (CD)

01. Newscast
02. Breathing
03. Casanova’s Kiss
04. Amanda Reckonwith
05. Rejection
06. Priest Blessing
07. Hair Trigger
08. Boy at the Beach
09. Coffee Date
10. Last Date
11. Love Poem
12. You Forgot This
13. Mark’s Kiss

2012: September 28: THE SESSIONS soundtrack announced
According to Amazon THE SESSIONS soundtrack will be released on November 13. So far there are no more details available and while some sources suggest that Sony Music will be releasing the album, others mention Lakeshore Records. More information coming soon...

2012: September 20: Photos from CURVE premiere, score samples now online
Earlier this week Marco Beltrami attended premiere of TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. Here is a couple of pictures from the premiere. Soundtrack is now available on iTunes and you can listen to three samples in the audio section.


2012: September 20: Marco Beltrami to attend Festival des Musiques a i'image
Marco Beltrami (as well as Hans Zimmer and Ludovic Bource) will participate in first Festival des Musiques a l'image, which will take place on October 13th and 14th in Paris, France. To find out more and get your tickets to composer master class and the concert. or find out more about the programme, visit official website of the festival.

2012: September 17: new interview: Beltrami Throws a Curve
Latest issue of Film Score Monthly Online features interview with Marco Beltrami discussing his work on TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, working without the temp score and with beginning director Robert Lorenz and also comparing smaller scale projects with small ensemble and higher profile big budget movies. You can read the interview and also listen to three very brief samples from the score here (if you are subscribers of FSMO).

2012: September 13: new project: THE WOLVERINE
According to the most recent news Marco Beltrami has just signed to score THE WOLVERINE, upcoming sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is currently in production under the helm of James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA). Hugh Jackman returns in the title role and the movie follows him on his journey to Japan where he is training with a samurai. The movie is based on the script by renowned Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and newcomer Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall). 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment will release the movie on 26th July 2013. With so many projects currently on Marco's schedule, here is the list of all upcoming movies and their release dates:

Mad Max 4: Fury Road
The Wolverine
World War Z
A Good Day to Die Hard
Warm Bodies
The Sessions
Trouble with the Curve

coming in 2013 (not yet specified)
coming in 2013 (not yet specified)
26 July 2013
21 June 2013
14 February 2013
1 February 2013
2 November (VOD), 7 December (limited theatrical)
26 October (limited release)
21 September

2012: September 12: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE tracklist
Varese Sarabande revealed the covers and tracklist of their upcoming album featuring Marco Beltrami's score for TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. Since the latest update, the release date of the physical album has been pushed back until October 16th, while the score will be available through various online retailers in digital format on September 18th. More details on the album's page (click on the cover below).

01. Good Mornin’ Gus (1:48)
02. Flanagan (0:55) 
03. Late Night Call (0:53)
04. Beautiful North Carolina (1:45)
05. Bo’s Homer (2:35)
06. Mickey’s Home Run (1:47)
07. Another Hit (2:50)
08. Post Clogging (0:56)
09. Walking And Talking (1:16)
10. Ballgame (0:48)
11. Wilson At Bat (3:11)
12. Off The Case (1:19)
13. He’ll Wait (3:58)
14. They Choose Bo (1:32)
15. Horse With No Name (2:50)
16. Get On The Bus, Gus (1:19)
17. The Real Deal (3:12)
18. Trouble With The Curve (4:29)
19. Not All I’ve Got (2:04)
20. On My Way (3:09)  by The Neighbors & Greg Camp

2012: September 10: DEADFALL samples
Three samples from Marco Beltrami's score for upcoming thriller DEADFALL are available on the official website .

2012: September 06: new project: MAD MAX 4, Fans of Film Music audiopodcast
During recent Fans of Film Music Gathering (you can listen to the audio podcast here) Marco revealed another of his upcoming project, which is fourth movie in long-running Mad Max series, directed by Australian George Miller. As Mel Gibson's carreer is obviously over, the title role was cast with Tom Hardy (STAR TREK: NEMESIS, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) and the movie also stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë Kravitz. Atter spending most of last decade in pre-production the film is finally being shot in Namibia and Australian studios and set for release in 2013 (no specific date has been announced yet). You can watch two interviews with director George Miller here .

2012: September 01: FANS OF FILM MUSIC 3
Marco Beltrami is one of the composers participating in the afternoon panel of this year's Fans of Film Music Gathering in Beverly Garland Hotel in Los Angeles. Here is a couple pictures from today's event. More coming soon. Click on images to see them in full resolution.


2012: August 22: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE soundtrack album
Varese Sarabande will be releasing Marco Beltrami's score for Robert Lorenz' movie TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake among others. While the movie is being released by Warner Bros on September 21st, soundtrack album will be released by Varese on October 2nd (unless some delays occur). Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

2012: August 13: DEADFALL trailer
DEADFALL trailer was finally released and you can watch it below. The movie (formerly known as KIN or BLACKBIRD) was completed about a year ago and will be finally released as video on demand on November 1st, with limited theatrical released following on December 7th, marking the final of the three Marco Betrami-scored movies coming before the end of this year.

2012: August 10: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE trailer and poster
Trtailer for upcoming drama TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE was finally released. You can watch it below. As planned Warner Bros is releasing the movie one week earlier than originally planned: on September 21th. So far there are no news regarding possible soundtrack album, but if there is one, it will be most likely available through Watertower music. Also, the poster has been finally released and you can see it in higher resolution here .

2012: July 28: meet Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami will be one of the dozen of composers attending upcoming Fans of Film Music Gathering in The Beverly Garland Hotel in Los Angeles on September 1st, 2012 . For more information about this event, visit Fans of Film Music website (click on the banner below) to find out more about the guests and how to get in. The number of seats is limited, so first come, first served.

2012: July 19: new project announced: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
Earlier this week Marco Beltrami was at Eastwood Scoring Stage recording his score for upcoming Warner Bros' drama TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE featuring Clint Eastwood as an aging baseball scout with vision problems who takes his last road trip to Atlanta with his daughter to look at a hot prospect. The movie also stars Amy Adams, John Goodman, Robert Patrick or Justin Timberlake and marks the first feature-length project for its director, Robert Lorenz, who has worked as Clint Eastwood's assistant for last 15 years. The score incorporates small strings section, 1 flute (also doubling alto flute) and few brass with various other elements (including acoustic guitar, harp and various other woodwinds) recorded separately. Warner Bros. will release the movie on September 28, 2012. So far there is still no poster or trailer available. One photo from the sessions is on the right (click on the image for higher resolution). Marco with flutist Sara Andon who also performed on Marco's scores for SOUL SURFER, THE THING and THE SESSIONS.

2012: July 19: new film music documentary CHASING NOTES
Marco Beltrami was one of the composers interviewed for upcoming documentary CHASING NOTES on all things related to film music. The other composers participating in this project are: Harry Gregson-Williams (Total Recall, Narnia), Christopher Young (The Rum Diary, Priest), George S. Clinton (Austin Powers), Greg Edmonson (Firefly), Christophe Beck (The Muppets), Mervyn Warren (Joyful Noise), Nathan Barr (True Blood), and many more. You can read more about this project here  and also visit Dark Delicacies in Burbank this Sunday (11 am to 1 pm) to meet the team behind it and perhaps get interviewed and be included in the documentary. You can watch both teaser and trailer (including brief clip from interview with Marco Beltrami) below.


2012: June 30: THE SESSIONS trailer released
Marco Beltrami scored THE SESSIONS (previously known as THE SURROGATE) at the end of 2011. The movie then went the festival route and won both Special Prize of the Jury and Audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival where the movie was picked by Fox Searchlight, who will release the movie on October 26th, 2012. Marco Beltrami's score incorporates group of 8 instruments including string quartet, guitar, flute, oboe and piano backed by electronics. You can finally watch at least the trailer below:

2012: June 24: new project announced: SNOWPIERCER
Marco Beltrami has recently signed to score upcoming thriller SNOWPIERCER directed by Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother), who also co-adapted Benjamin Legrand and Jacques Lob's graphic novel into the screenplay and is currently shooting the movie in Prague's Barrandov studios (started on April 16 and continues shooting until July 15). The movie tells the story of the group of characters struggling to coexist on a train traveling through the world covered by snow of the new ice age. 
The movie features impressive cast including Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell or Ewan Bremner. So far no release date has been announced, except that the movie is coming in 2013. 

2012: May 26: new project announced: WARM BODIES
After PARADISE LOST being canceled and WORLD WAR Z being pushed back until June 2013 (from originally planned Christmas 2012), Marco Beltrami has been working on two other projects. The first of them is WARM BODIES (currently set for release in early February 2013), which is the new project of Jonathan Levin (50/50), starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. WARM BODIES is based on the novel by Isaac Marion, which tells the story of romance between a zombie and girlfriend of one of his victims, which sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world. The movie is currently in the post-production and will be released by Summit Entertainment on February 1st, 2013.

2012: March 31: new set of audio samples added
The audio section was just updated with new audio samples from REPO MEN, SCREAM 4, THE THING and THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

2012: February 07: THE WOMAN IN BLACK out on iTunes
THE WOMAN IN BLACK is now available on iTunes and you can also listen to the first samples from the score at the official website of the composer.

2012: February 05: THE WOMAN IN BLACK samples
US release of THE WOMAN IN BLACK should be available earlier then expected, actually the score is getting released in US on iTunes only (at least no local CD release has been confirmed yet) this coming Tuesday and you can already pre-order at Amazon and also listen to the first samples. The CD will be released in UK by Silva Screen Records on March 12. Both feature the same content of 22 tracks with total running time 55:28.

01. Tea for Three Plus One (1:40)
02. The Woman In Black (1:56)
03. Crossing the Causeway (2:24)
04. Bills Past Due (1:21)
05. Voices in the Mist (2:00)
06. Journey North (2:56)
07. Cellar Eye (2:48)
08. First Death (2:00)
09. The Attic Room (1:56)
10. The Door Opens (1:45)
11. Fireside (2:30)

12. You Could Have Saved Him (2:57)
13. Crazy Writing (2:15)
14. In the Graveyard (2:56)
15. Elisabeth's Vision (3:39)
16. Into the Fire (3:57)
17. Jennet's Vision (2:12)
18. Race to the Marsh (2:11)
19. Rising from the Mud (3:12)
20. Summoning the Woman In Black (4:26)
21. Reunion (1:41)
22. Arthur's Theme (2:46)

2012: January 20: THE WOMAN IN BLACK soundtrack album announced
Marco Beltrami's latest score for THE WOMAN IN BLACK will be released in mid March by Silva Screen Records. Click on the cover image above to get to the CD page including tracklist, movie trailer, and purchase links.

2012: January 15: SCREAM DeLuxe edition - LOW QUANTITY ALLERT
After nearly 8 months since its release, SCREAM DeLuxe edition is finally close to selling out with only about 260 copies left. If you haven't got your copy, you can get one either directly from Varese or follow any of the purchase links on the CD's page.

2012: January 10: SOUL SURFER FYC promo details
Expanded Soul Surfer For Your Consideration promo was recently released and regularly appears on ebay over the past few weeks. Details regarding this album has been added to the discography. The album runs for 58 minutes and included 29 tracks (compared to 19 on the regular album). As the previous release, available on Madison Gate Records as CD-R on demand, the promo is also available as CD-R only.


















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