Tuesday, January 22, 2008
And the press release parade continues...
As was anticipated TYLER BATES will hook up again with director ZACK SNYDER and write the score for the upcoming WATCHMEN. I think we can anticipate another edgy score for this one.
Now, the remake of the classic THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is somewhat more of a surprise. From Bernard Herrmann to Tyler Bates?...that's quite a jump for us oldies who remember the original with great fondness. Depending on how they choose to do this iteration of the story, the score could go in many directions. (I've still got Cloverfield on the brain, so my first reaction is...why do you need a score at all? Hey...who said that?)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
COMPOSER TYLER BATES SIGNS ON FOR WATCHMEN AND
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
(Los Angeles, CA) – Tyler Bates’ latest movie Doomsday (Neil Marshall’s upcoming Rogue Pictures release) may be March 14th, but the future is looking bright with the signing of two major films for 2008: Warner Bros WATCHMEN and Fox’s THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
Bates, score composer for movies and television including director Zack Snyder’s blockbuster hits 300 and Dawn of the Dead, has signed on with Snyder again for WATCHMEN. Snyder, who praised the score to 300 saying, “It moves the film into mythology cauterizing the images as you view them, making them something they could never be alone” has once again asked Bates to join his creative team. The film based on the graphic novel stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.
20th Century Fox’s THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film, stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.
With more than forty film and television scores to his credit, Bates’ inventive style has become the visceral cornerstone of projects including Rob Zombie’s box-office number one hit Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, and the 2008 release of Zombie’s animated feature The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Following the 1997 Atlantic Records album release of his band Pet, Tyler began focusing primarily on scoring movies, and now with a list of impressive credits and a very distinctive approach to scoring films, he is one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood. In addition to films, Bates composes the score for Showtime’s dark comedy, Californication, which stars David Duchovny. He is also putting the finishing touches to the music for Liquid Entertainment’s 2008 release of Rise of the Argonauts for major video-gaming systems.