Nick Cave Really Wants to Score a Horror Film

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Nick Cave is a killer rock songwriter, and he and creative partner Warren Ellis have crafted a significant identity as a film scoring duo. Their music for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is among the great western film scores, and they’ve done excellent music for films such as The Proposition and Lawless. They scored the upcoming film Far From Men (trailer here).

Cave says that while he and Ellis love doing that work, they want to do even more, and in different genres. Specifically they want to do a horror film. Read his comments below and someone, please, call these guys to make it happen.  Read More »

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MondoCon schedule

Movie heaven comes to Austin, Texas during the third week of September. Not only is that when Fantastic Fest is happening (much more on that in the coming days) but the fine folks at Mondo are simultaneously hosting their first convention, MondoCon. But no, this isn’t going to be just a place to buy posters. As discussed a few months back, MondoCon will be a gathering for everything a movie fan or collector could desire.

Mondo has just released the full programming line-up, as well as a few small glimpses at the goodies. Among the highlights? A mini-gallery exhibition of work based on The Iron Giant, including that film’s score available on vinyl. The lost score to 2001: A Space Odyssey will be on sale along with a panel discussion. A never-made 1983 U.S. Godzilla film will be revealed through storyboards and concept images. Plus a screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with live score, the world premiere of a documentary on the 2000AD comic brand and much more.

And that’s just part of it. Will there be posters? You bet. Lots of surprise posters along with the first Alex Ross Mondo poster. Will there be guests? Tons, including newly annoucned names like Bryan Lee O’Malley, JC Richard and William Stout.

The event takes place September 20-21 in Austin and tickets are still on sale. Below, read the full programming press release. Read More »

Evil Dead

In this edition of Sequel Bits, people talk about movies they’re doing, movies they wish they were doing, and movies they’re probably never doing. After the jump:

  • Helen Mirren would “love” to do Fast and the Furious
  • Daniel Radcliffe wants a cameo in Sharknado 3
  • Evil Dead 2 is dead, according to star Jane Levy
  • Justin Theroux thinks Ben Stiller may helm Zoolander 2
  • Simon Pegg talks up Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci
  • Rumor has it Lea Seydoux could be the next Bond girl
  • … and Sam Smith may be the next Bond theme singer

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Ever since the release of the popular ’90s cartoon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were characterized as party guys. They were a wild bunch of teenagers who loved pizza and music, who just happened to be both ninjas and turtles. In 1991, the group was forever linked to pop rap thanks to Vanilla Ice. At the climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, then super-popular rapper was featured with a song called “Ninja Rap.” Almost 25 years later, the song endures as a guilty pleasure and a window into a very specific moment in pop culture.

So it makes perfect sense (maybe? sort of?) that the filmmakers want their very own rap anthem for the new, rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That song is now out. It’s called “Shell Shocked” and its by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. Does it reach the status of “Ninja Rap?” Listen to the new Ninja Turtles rap below.

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guardians of the galaxy

In filmmaking, the score is almost always one of the last pieces of the puzzle. By the time a composer completes and records their score, the movie is almost always in the can. It just needs a tweak here or there before it’s done. That’s the usual order of things. For James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy though, things moved in a different order.

Gunn worked with composer Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Super) very early in the process so the actors could listen to the film’s eventual score during the creation of the movie’s most emotional moments and action scenes. The hope was hearing the film’s score so early in the process would let them better understand the film’s tone. Read the full quote below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack

Personally, I don’t like to listen to a soundtrack before I see a movie. Music is one of the few aspects of a film that can be almost totally unspoiled because it’s added late in the process, often after the marketing is set. But, at a certain point a few weeks before release, it’s out there. The music release recently happened in a clever way for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and now it’s happened for Guardians of the Galaxy.

What’s unique about James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is that it’s totally comprised of pop music. Some of it you know, some of it you might not, but as you can tell from the cover art above, it’s an “awesome mix.” Just like the Guardians themselves. The CD itself won’t be out for a few weeks but because it’s pop music, you can essentially listen to the whole Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack right now. Read More »

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A new trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction hits the web early Thursday morning. In preparation for that launch, director Michael Bay has uploaded some new posters. Four, in fact. Three international and one domestic images have hit the net for the fourth Transformers film that opens June 27 here in the U.S.

To be honest, these are basically just elaborate photoshops of images we’ve seen before. Still, Optimus Prime has a cool new shield, and checking these out will get you in the mood for the new trailer. Check out the new Transformers 4 posters below along with a few other pieces of news involving Oreo and Imagine Dragons. Read More »

Michael Giacchino Jurassic World

With J.J. Abrams using John Williams to score his big 2015 release, Abrams’ frequent collaborator is stepping into Williams shoes. Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino will write the score for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic WorldRead More »

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