"Thor: Dark World" & "Batman: Arkham Origins"
Iron Man 3 was a huge success and I'm just starting work on my second Marvel film, Thor: Dark World. I'll again have the pleasure of working with Brian Tyler on this sure-to-be epic film. In other superhero news, I collaborated with composer Tony Morales on the trailer for the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham Origins. It was nice to return to the Batman world after several years away and I hope to return again!
2013: "Iron Man 3", "Olympus Has Fallen"
Happy New Year! In the last year, I moved my operations to a new studio space in Santa Monica and completed a massive upgrade and redesign of my setup. In 2012, I've also been privileged to have my music featured on movies like The Hunger Games and popular TV shows like Bones. Exciting new projects coming in 2013 include Olympus Has Fallen and Iron Man 3.
Dove Soap and Pepsi Max "Field of Dreams"
I have recently completed three national commercials: Two for the Dove Soap "Show Us Your Skin Campaign" and one starring Jay Mohr for the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams partnership with Major League Baseball (click here to watch). Snow White & The Huntsman will be out June 1.
The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman
The Hunger Games brought in an estimated $152 Million in it's opening weekend making it the 3rd highest grossing opening weekend ever behind The Dark Knight. In other news we are working on completing the mix for Snow White and the Huntsman and beginning work on The Bourne Legacy.
The Hunger Games
Just started a new and very exciting project. Details soon but I'm excited to say it's a great film and we're having fun working on it! As soon as we can announce it we will...
Snow White and The Huntsman, The Bourne Legacy
Currently preparing for James Newton Howard's concert with the Dallas Symphony in January 2012. Also begininng work on Snow White and The Huntsman and The Bourne Legacy. Recently finished work on two great short films: the comedic Tandem, and a twisted noirish Chilly. Meanwhile the short film Commerce has continued it's successful run at several prominent film festivals including Austin Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, Bendfilm, Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Boston Film Festival.
Commerce, Waking Wallbauer
Lots has happened since my last post. The Green Hornet, The Tourist and Larry Crowne have all been completed. We've just wrapped recording on Francis Lawrence's beautiful Water For Elephants and work has begun on The Green Lantern and Darling Companion. I've also completed two short films, Commerce, helmed by Lisa Robertson for the American Film Institute, and Waking Wallbauer which was written and produced by Kurt Mercer.
The Last Airbender, Salt
M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender and Philip Noyce's Salt (Angelina Jolie) are completed. Both are epic and massive and yet couldn't sound more different from each other. In addition to arranging and programming I co-produced the score with James and performed many of the guitars on the score. Also, look for the DVD to I Bring What I Love which is a great documentary about Youssou N'Dour that I contributed to. We are currently working on the next Ed Zwick film, Love And Other Drugs which includes amazing performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.
Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang
We've just returned from London where we recorded the score to Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang with Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Next up are M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender and Philip Noyce's Salt (Angelina Jolie).
Inhale, High Noon, Midnight Bayou and Northern Lights
Scoring is wrapped on Inhale, a really great film by Baltasar Kormakur and 26 Films and featuring an intense performance from Dermot Mulroney (who, incidentally, also performed in the orchestra during the recording sessions). I have just finished working on several films for The Lifetime Network based on works by author Nora Roberts: High Noon, Midnight Bayou, and Northern Lights, two of which I co-composed with Chris Bacon.
Confessions of a Shopaholic, Bustin' Down the Door
The P.J. Hogan film, Confessions of a Shopaholic, is completed! In addition, the surfing documentary Bustin' Down the Door is now available on DVD. I've also just completed High Noon, the first of several films for The Lifetime Channel. Coming up are Midnight Bayou and Northern Lights which I'll be composing with Chris P. Bacon.
Of Great and Mortal Men
Of Great and Mortal Men, a 43 song collection about our past Presidents, bad and good, is being released any day now along with an accompanying 100 pages book with illustrations of each of the 43 subjects. I performed on Jeff Pitcher's contributions and had a great time doing it. There's a lot of great music here so check it out, just in time for a potentially painful election season. It's coming out on Standard Recordings.
In other news I'm working on the PJ Hogan film, Confessions of a Shopaholic and preparing for another series of movies based on best-selling author Nora Roberts for the Lifetime Channel. More to come!
Bustin' Down the Door
The surfing documentary Bustin' Down the Door has been released in theaters. This was a really fun and inspiring project and I encourage everyone to check it out. Also, I contributed a couple of tracks to an excellent upcoming documentary about Youssou N'Dour entitled I Bring What I Love that will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Squeegees, Extreme Music
Squeegees has completed it's run and was a huge success! I've posted some new music on the site including some stuff from Squeegees, a track called "Hard Ride" that will be on the upcoming SCoregasm library, from Extreme Music and a track called "Ax Wielding Maniacs".
Charlie Wilson's War, I Am Legend
Happy Holidays to everyone. Charlie Wilson's War, I Am Legend, and The Great Debaters are complete! In addition, I'm just finishing work on a great documentary called Bustin' Down the Door which will make its world premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on January 27. The comedic series of short films Squeegees will debut on ABC.com in February!
Upcoming projects include: The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan), Defiance (Ed Zwick), The Happening (M. Night Shyamalan), Confessions of a Shopaholic (P.J. Hogan).
The Waterhose: Legend of the Deep
I've just returned from a month at Abbey Road Studios recording and mixing the score to The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep with James Newton Howard. The crew at Abbey Road was great and working with the stellar engineers Geoff Foster and Simon Rhodes was a great experience. Besides the score we recorded a string arrangement for a Sinéad O'Connor song to be included in the end credits as well as logo music for Samuels Media, one of the studios involved in producing Michael Clayton.
In July we begin work on I Am Legend, starring Will Smith.
Angels Fall, and Blue Smoke
Chris Bacon and I have just completed work on two Lifetime Original Movies adapted from best-selling author Nora Roberts' books. Angels Fall, starring Heather Locklear, premiered on January 29. Blue Smoke, starring Alicia Witt, Matthew Settle and Scott Bakula, will air on Monday February 12 with several repeat airings scheduled.