Quick Update: I have fallen and I can't get up!

My wife has taken away all my electronics for awhile, I fell on ice last Saturday and broke my ankle where the short of it is I have 8 screws and a new holding plate. I am heavy medicated and loopy, typing this I hope it makes sense. Now this is not the world's worst injury, I have never broke anything. I want to thank all my friends and family for all the support. I looked in my email folder there is like 650 emails, I cannot even pull enough to start looking at them.

I have a regular doctor's appointment today for some other issues, then it's bed rest for two solid weeks and then back to the other doctor for more... I have an iPad once in a while so I am on Facebook. My wife is sleeping right now, so she doesn't know I am here. Shhhhhhhh!

I will be back, I am really not used to this type of pain... sorry I am a wuss! I will try to catch up soon, thank you for your friendship and "I will be back"... I am going to duplicate this on my sites, so if have read this before... you have!

-Jeremy [Retro]

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Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [February 12th, 2014]

Dark Horse Comics: New Releases
Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!


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Series Finale!
Clown Fatale #4 <--- The killer conclusion!
Abe Sapien #10 <--- Abe in Arizona! Scott Allie!
Creepy Comics #15 <--- Another excellent horror anthology
Star Wars #14 <--- Brian Wood is taking us to the limit!
X #10 <--- Such a brutal superhero. Get on board.



 











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Alabaster: Pale Horse (novel) <--- SHORT STORIES! Wonder where Alabaster came from?

Six Strings with... Joei Fulco [Interview]


I had the great pleasure to talk with this upcoming film star and talented singer/artist Joei Fulco as she adds her talents to a few projects we hope to cover at our independent record label "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS". I wanted to thank her for Joei's time and apologize for being so behind on this... thank you!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

HWR:OLM: Tell us a little about yourself, your family group and do you find it difficult to keep up with all the things happening in your life?

Joei Fulco: I am a 16 year old singer, songwriter, guitarist, piano player and actress so my life is always full of work and I love it! My family and I used to play concerts together as a family band which was a wonderful experience. Now I am working on a new project with my little brother, Jesse, called Sweet Ginger Pie. We are a rockin' country group with guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. I always have a bunch of projects going on and obviously I have to finish school so I do have a lot to keep track of, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!




HWR:OLM: What are some of the experiences you will take away from working with Albert Pyun on projects like "Cyborg: Nemesis" and more recent your contributions to "Road To Hell"?

Joei Fulco: I will first take Albert's resilience in the face of adversity with me and, of course, I will take every minute of my experience with Albert Pyun because every minute I spent working with him was a learning experience for me. I had never worked on a movie before “Cyborg Nemesis” and “Road To Hell” so everything was foreign territory to me. I got to experience the process of getting cast, memorizing scripts that change on a constant basis, training to be physically fit for my characters, and the actual filming process. I didn’t realize how much work goes into making a movie and I loved every minute of being a part of it. Working with Albert Pyun has made a huge difference in my work ethic.




HWR:OLM: Share some of your thoughts of being the lead in upcoming film "Cyborg: Nemesis", were there things you expected and some were like "that was cool" (film making, being on set, scripts, etc)?

Joei Fulco: I honestly didn't know exactly what to expect when I went into the filming process. It was all new to me and everything was cool to me. I loved seeing the set, going through hair and makeup, getting to know all the other actors, and seeing a work in progress. It’s all very fast paced and very involved. When the director is as hands-on as Albert it makes everything a lot easier as an actress. Albert really helped me with anything I didn’t understand and made me feel a lot more
comfortable in the working environment.

HWR:OLM: Being multi-talented from voice to playing instruments now add acting, what do you find to be most satisfying so far?

Joei Fulco: I think that they are all on the same level for me. One doesn’t overpower the other. I’ve always loved anything that involves a performance so they all work out well. I was able to sing in both
“Cyborg Nemesis” and “Road To Hell” which was wonderful because I got to incorporate both my loves, music and acting, into one project.



HWR:OLM: The music from the film "Road To Hell" is such a strong part, you bring a certain charm and grace to the song "Streets of Fire" how did you feel recording this and did you know that this is a sort of sequel?

Joei Fulco: Thank you very much! I was told at the beginning of working on this movie that it was a follow up on the movie “Streets Of Fire” and that immediately piqued my interest! I drove out to LA to record the song with Tony Riparetti and it was so much fun. He was very nice to work with and the song was extremely fun to sing.

HWR:OLM: What is next, where would you like to see yourself in five years, considering you are just getting used to having a drivers license?

Joei Fulco: Well right now I am still off the roads. I am focusing so much on my career that I haven’t had the time to get a license to get used to! I plan on always working. I want to continue in movies and music and never stop living my dream! As long as I am performing, I’m happy!



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MAGNET TAKES US RIGHTS TO STAGE FRIGHT


New York (February 5, 2014) – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to STAGE FRIGHT, a genre-bending horror/comedy/musical that’s world premiering in the Midnighters section at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.  STAGE FRIGHT is the feature film debut of writer/director Jerome Sable, director of the award-winning, festival favorite short, “The Legend of Beaver Dam.” STAGE FRIGHT stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith, with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, and was produced by Ari Lantos and Jonas Bell Pasht of Serendipity Point Films. Music and Lyrics were written by Jerome Sable and longtime collaborator Eli Batalion, who also appears in the film as the wildly obsessive camp music director. 

“Scream” meets “Glee” in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.

“STAGE FRIGHT is smart, stylish and incredibly fun—an assured debut from Jerome Sable, with excellent musical numbers that really deliver.” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Its inventive and entertaining blend of slasher horror and musical comedy will appeal to genre fans of all stripes.”

"As a fan of Magnet and the movies they release, I cannot tell you how excited I am that our film is on their roster," said Sable. "I am honored that they're helping me with my lifelong dream of bringing bloodthirsty gorehounds and musical theatre geeks a little bit closer together."

Magnet is releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd, followed by a theatrical release on May 9th.

The deal was negotiated by SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and VP of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with Nate Bolotin of XYZ films on behalf of the filmmakers. XYZ is selling international rights at this year’s EFM.

Sparks & Shadows: Knights Of Badassdom - Bear McCreary


(February 4, 2014 – Culver City, CA) Sparks & Shadows, the boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on February 11th. The soundtrack features performances by heavy metal and rock luminaries including Brendon Small (Dethklok), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Steve Bartek (Oingo Boingo), Ira Ingber (Bob Dylan), Pete Griffin (Three Inches of Blood) and Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa). 

“In the darkest hours of a cold winter night, I read a script chronicling adventurous LARPers, an evil curse, a disgruntled heavy metal singer, wizards, warriors and the Hell Lord Abominog,” said McCreary. “As I read, my musical imagination filled with soaring bagpipes, drop-tuned distorted guitars, double kick drums, blaring horns, dulcimers and ethereal vocals—everything I love about music in one epic score.” 

McCreary was excited to have the opportunity to work with rock and metal musicians on this project. “Early on, I reached out to Brendon Small, the creator and composer of Metalocalypse, to ask his advice on writing heavy metal music. We hit it off, and he contributed brutal solos and rhythm guitars to the score.” 

Small and McCreary had worked together a few years earlier on a Freddie Mercury tribute concert. The band for this benefit included Mike Keneally, Pete Griffin, and Joe Travers, who round out the rhythm section for KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM. Also signing on was Whitesnake’s Doug Aldrich, who adds a shredding guitar solo on “At the Gates.” Many of McCreary’s frequent collaborators are also back, including Ira Ingber playing the “down-home slide guitar,” Steve Bartek (Oingo Boingo) adding terrifying guitar textures on the horror cues, Uilleann and small Scottish pipes make an appearance—performed by Eric Rigler (who was featured on the score to Braveheart and Battlestar Galactica), with vocal performances by Brendan McCreary and Raya Yarbrough. Said McCreary, “Having access to these brilliant musicians allowed the wide emotional range of this score to be brought to life.” 

A recent Emmy Award® winner for Da Vinci’s Demons, McCreary also composes Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—the #1 series debut of the 2013 fall season with 11.9 million viewers. Together with The Walking Dead, which shattered records with 16.1 million viewers for its fourth season debut, McCreary scored the #1 new show and the #1 returning show in 2013. Current projects also include new seasons of Da Vinci’s Demons and Defiance, as well as the 2014 STARZ debut series Black Sails-the premiere episode was the #1 series debut for the network and teamed McCreary once again with Executive Producer / Co-Creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, with whom he previously worked on Human Target. 

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell. 

Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true “Knights of Badassdom?” 

“Producing this soundtrack for KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM has been a joyous experience. I think of it as a ‘heavy metal fantasy concept album,’” said McCreary. “The cues are presented in narrative order, for the most part, with some slight restructuring and occasional new material to facilitate a smooth musical flow.” 

eOne Films presents KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, with TUGG screenings beginning on January 21st and available digitally and on VOD on February 11, 2014. Sparks & Shadows presents KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available February 11, 2014. The first 360 people who purchase the CD through www.lalalandrecords.com will receive their copy autographed the composer. 

Other releases from Sparks & Shadows include McCreary’s soundtracks to the series Da Vinci’s Demons (featuring the Emmy® Award winning title theme), Defiance, and Black Sails, as well as the original motion picture soundtrack for Europa Report.

JUST SAY "YES"...
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Silva Screen Records: SHERLOCK Series 3 - David Arnold and Michael Price


SILVA SCREEN RECORDS PRESENTS
SHERLOCK - SERIES 3

David Arnold and Michael Price’s highly emotional score to the BBC TV hit remake of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic

The eagerly awaited surprise-packed new series began airing in the US on January 19th with the story entitled “The Empty Hearse”. The second and third episodes are entitled “The Sign of Three” and “His Last Vow”.

In series 3, David Arnold and Michael Price’s score takes a new direction. More strings and an epic sound bring a different music language to match the underlining emotions of the stories. The composers’ music for the previous 2 series received BAFTA and Emmy nominations and won an RTS Television Award.

David Arnold is one of the UK’s leading film composers, penning the scores to a host of blockbuster movies including STARGATE, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, INDEPENDENCE DAY, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, and CASINO ROYALE. Michael Price is a multi-talented composer, music editor and arranger whose credits include BAND OF BROTHERS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND LOVE ACTUALLY.

“If David Arnold and Michael Price did not exist, it would be necessary for man to invent them. Their contribution to SHERLOCK is immeasurable. Thrilling, cheeky, sinister, playful and simply world-class…the music's not bad either.” ?- Mark Gatiss (SHERLOCK and League of Gentlemen creator)

CD and Digital Album: SILED1438
RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2014

Just Announced!... and it's Sherlock, so what is not to love?
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Intrada: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS [1991] - Bill Conti


NECESSARY ROUGHNESS
Music Composed by BILL CONTI
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 268

When Paramount Pictures tapped Bill Conti to score Necessary Roughness (1991), Conti was fresh off Rocky V. Given the composer’s track record, the decision to bring him in was a natural one, though the score itself sports a more “contemporary” and rock ‘n roll feel than most of its counterparts in Conti’s oeuvre. The modern sound is evident right from the strains of Conti’s “Main Title,” where the composer’s trademark horns form a muscular fanfare with a generous assortment of electric guitars and percussion laid on top. Conti’s score is built upon this principal theme, weaving in and out of the film with numerous variations throughout the picture, featuring a musical tug of war of sorts between the traditional orchestra and electric guitar/percussion ensemble as the score unfolds

For this premiere release of Bill Conti's score, Intrada was given access to the original stereo session masters stored in Paramount's vaults.

In Necessary Roughness, the Texas State Armadillos are stil reeling from a series of scandals, most notably the improper payment of players. Seeking to resurrect the program and run it the right way, Texas State tabs Ed Gennero (Hector Elizondo), a by-the-book former coach now working as a television analyst. Texas State doesn’t have much to offer since the entire roster has been cleansed, with only one player remaining from the prior regime. Still, having the opportunity to take a Division 1 program and start over with a clean slate proves irresistible to Gennero, who brings along long-time friend Wally Rig (Robert Loggia) to whip the roster into shape.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
 
Just Announced!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Intrada: METEOR [1979] - Laurence Rosenthal


METEOR
Music Composed by LAURENCE ROSENTHAL
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 267

Laurence Rosenthal’s score is a
major element of Meteor, its crescendoing
brasses and strident strings heroically suited
to the material and in the grand tradition.
--The Los Angeles Times

In its ongoing endeavor to promote interest in the film music of Laurence Rosenthal, Intrada presents this striking new issue of Rosenthal's dramatic sci-fi disaster score, Meteor (1979).  The composer’s ingenuity was put to the test, as he was tasked with musically characterizing the eponymous “meteor.” The resulting sound features an imposing series of weighty, dissonant chords that slide and lurch in chaotic fashion—a musical preview of the violence and terror Orpheus will unleash, should it strike Earth. This is offset by quieter, misterioso writing for the infinite deep of space. An array of electronic and synth effects, including Craig Huxley on blaster beam, complete this picture, pointing to the asteroid’s extraterrestrial origin, speed and terrible power.  The score also features a jaunty march for the Russians and Americans and a broad melody that cuts to the heart of the film’s human drama.

For this reissue Intrada accessed the original stereo 1/4" elements that were used for the previous issue of Meteor, featuring the same program while updating the cue titles to accurately reflect the film's cue sheet.

Meteor begins when NASA astrophysicist Paul Bradley (Sean Connery) is called out of retirement by his old boss, Harry Sherwood (Karl Malden), to address the looming threat of the asteroid Orpheus. Splinters of the giant rock have sent a five-mile–wide chunk hurtling toward Earth with the promise of mass devastation. Bradley’s must convince the American president (Henry Fonda) to partner with the Soviets and coordinate the two nations’ top-secret orbital nuclear platforms in order to destroy Orpheus.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
DO YOU HEAR A REALLY LOUD NOISE?

Just Announced!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [February 5th, 2014]

Dark Horse Comics: New Releases
Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!

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SERIES LAUNCH!
Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1 <--- Killer series. John Arcudi!


Bad Blood #2 <--- Awesome horror. Jonathan Maberry!
Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #2 <--- #1 NY Times Bestselling author Christopher Golden!
Catalyst Comix #8 <--- Joe Casey!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #5 <--- Alex de Campi!
Juice Squeezers #2 <--- David Lapham!
Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #7 <--- A fantastic REH Anthology!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #3 <--- JMS!
The Occultist #5 <--- Tim Seeley!
The Star Wars #5 <--- 3 issues to go, trade coming this spring!
The Victories #9 <---- Mike Oeming!
 

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Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Search Library Edition HC <--- Here comes another NY Times Bestseller!
Captain Midnight Volume 1 TPB <--- The 1st Cap'n Midnight trade collected! Josh Williamson!
Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast TPB <--- A new Conan OGN from Victor Gischler!
EC Archives: The Vault of Horror Volume 3 HC <--- NEW EC ARCHIVES! AWESOME!
Forbidden Worlds Archives Volume 3 HC <--- A classic archival addition.  Check it out.
Creepy Archives Volume 18 HC <--- The best in archival horror.  Period.
Mass Effect: Foundation Volume 1 TPB <--- First volume of Foundation collected!
Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London HC <--- Love Sherlock? READ THIS!
Star Wars: Legacy Volume 3 HC <--- Next volume of Legacy collected!
The Strain: The Fall Volume 3 TPB <--- First collection of THE FALL!

Sony Music/Masterworks: THE MONUMENTS MEN - Alexandre Desplat


THE MONUMENTS MEN [2014]
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 4, 2014 
MUSIC BY ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
 
Sony Music is proud to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Monuments Men, featuring new music by the leading film composer Alexandre Desplat. Billed as “the greatest treasure hunt in history,” The Monuments Men was directed by George Clooney, who has a starring role alongside a distinguished cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Dimitri Leonidas, and Cate Blanchett, and a cameo performance by composer Alexandre Desplat.

The French composer Alexandre Desplat burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 by composing a much-admired score for The Girl With the Pearl Earring. By that time he was already an experienced writer of movie music. He has contributed to over 100 films, both commercial and independent, in France and Hollywood, received five Oscar nominations, and won Golden Globe and Grammy awards. Desplat has also composed for the theatre, including the Comédie Française. He has conducted performances of his music by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as giving master classes at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Royal College of Music in London. His movie music was written for a variety of highly successful films, including Twilight Saga: New Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (parts 1 and 2), and includes five Oscar-nominated soundtracks: for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Queen, The King’s Speech, The Fantastic Mr Fox and Argo.

The compositions for The Monument Men demonstrate the full range of Desplat’s talent at creating big orchestral sounds and evoking many emotions, in this case with recurring themes and a generally upbeat mood. The opening track, “The Roosevelt Mission”, is a call to arms emphasising brass instruments, followed by an “Opening Titles” track that marches along cheerfully. “Champagne” introduces variety, with a sparkling music-box sound and waltz rhythm that gradually becomes more dramatic, while “Stokes Talks” is a beautiful little set-piece of keyboard melody over serene strings. Suspense and excitement (“Sniper”) and tenderness (“Jean-Claude Dies”) are also present. “Stahl’s Chalet” is a short burst of jolly dance music, contrasting with a nine-minute “Finale” that shows Desplat’s ability to write a prolonged piece in symphonic style. “End Titles” features a whistled tune that harks back to older war movies, and the soundtrack ends with a touching rendering by Nora Segal of the classic song “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

Desplat's Harry Potter soundtracks released on Sony Classical reached a wide audience. The high-quality music of The Monuments Men and the attractive theme of George Clooney’s film with its all-star cast give this soundtrack, too, the potential to be extremely popular.

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by the Allies with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 gun – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

The film is produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney, with a screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

Just Announced! This is the first film I am truly excited about, I am almost positive I will dig the score from composer... Alexandre Desplat.

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Joe Dante Unleashes 'Trailers from Hell' on FEARNET

 
FEARNET ADDS GENRE ICON JOE DANTE’S POPULAR SERIES
TRAILERS FROM HELL
TO THE VOD LINEUP STARTING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

These Classic Movie Trailers Feature Special Voice-Over Commentary from Some of the Genre’s Biggest Names, Such as Guillermo del Toro, Roger Corman, Edgar Wright, and Rick Baker

For the First Time in the United States and Canada, the Series Will Come to Television as Special Interstitial Content on FEARNET’s Linear Channel
SANTA MONICA, CA - January 30, 2014 - FEARNET has summoned the forces of Trailers From Hell to the VOD platform, launching Monday, February 17. Fans of FEARNET’s linear channel will also be able to enjoy TRAILERS FROM HELL, as the series comes to television in the form of special interstitial content. The hit series, created by fan-favorite genre filmmaker Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING), takes a look at film trailers—both old and new, from the obscure to the well-known—and gives them a unique spin, adding fresh, funny, and insightful commentary from an impressive roster of acclaimed insiders and experts.

In addition to Dante, past contributors include Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) on PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED; John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) on IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman on his cult classic THE TOXIC AVENGER; B-movie maestro Roger Corman (THE TERROR) on TALES OF TERROR; Mick Garris (MASTERS OF HORROR) on HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP; Edgar Wright (THE WORLD’S END) on Suspiria; Guillermo del Toro (PACIFIC RIM) on Zombie; Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR) on Mr. Sardonicus; Eli Roth (HOSTEL) on Creepshow; Oscar-winning makeup guru Rick Baker on How to Make a Monster; and many more!

“The partnership of FEARNET and TRAILERS FROM HELL is a natural, as we both enjoy spreading the word about the genre films that we love or believe should be more widely known,” Dante said. “TRAILERS FROM HELL provides filmmakers with a way to share their fascination with movies of the past and present, that influenced their work or made them want to make movies in the first place. We're thrilled to join with FEARNET to celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly.”

“We’re very excited to bring TRAILERS FROM HELL to FEARNET’s VOD and linear platforms,” said Sarah Shannon, vice president, programming and network operations, FEARNET. “With its light-hearted take on genre favorites, the series is a perfect fit for the eclectic brand of programming we specialize in. I think our audience is really going to enjoy it.”

Lionsgate Records: The Legend of Hercules [2014] - Tuomas Kantelinen


The Legend of Hercules [2014]
Music by: Tuomas Kantelinen
Lionsgate Records

The Summit Entertainment film THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, featuring original music composed by Tuomas Kantelinen (MONGOL, THE ITALIAN KEY) will be released in theaters on January 10, 2014.  The film is the second pairing of Kantelinen for director Renny Harlin, with whom he previously teamed on MINDHUNTERS.

“I was ecstatic to get to tackle the score of a movie that plays on such a grand scale,” said Kantelinen. “The film has both huge action scenes - where one can go crazy with brass and percussion - and a beautiful love story, with opportunities for a softer musical approach.  From the get-go Renny wanted a more 'old-fashioned' score in the vein of classic swords and sandals movies, and as a big fan of orchestral music I was more than happy to go with his idea.”

Film music composer Tuomas Kantelinen (THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, PURGE) studied classical composing in his native Finland and continues to make music for both cinema and concert audiences. Kantelinen has scored orchestral film music for over 30 feature films, including Klaus Haro’s awarded MOTHER OF MINE, Sergei Bodrov’s epic MONGOL: THE RISE OF GENHIS KHAN, and Rosa Karo’s THE ITALIAN KEY, which earned Kantelinen several awards.

His recent credits include PURGE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE NORTH, YAKUZA’S DAUGHTER, both ARN: THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR and ARN: THE KINGDOM AT THE ROAD’S END, and the dark thriller MINDHUNTERS, directed by THE LEGEND OF HERCULES director Renny Harlin.

Because of their previous relationship, Kantelinen’s involvement with the project began unusually early. “I read many versions of the script and visited Bulgaria when the movie was being shot, so I got to be on set and meet the cast and crew,” he explained.  “I had already started writing some themes back then and was lucky to be in Sofia when they played my piece on the set the whole day while shooting that particular scene. The cue is in the completed movie as well, so the actors where really hearing the same music on set as the audience hears in the theaters, which rarely happens.”

In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, from Summit Entertainment, will be in theaters on January 10, 2014.

What can I say other than this a great score from a great composer Tuomas Kantelinen and it will have all the elements for you to enjoy. You might remember that I had a interview with the composer, that I am just thrilled about. [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]