Back Lot Music is excited to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Score of Universal Pictures’ F9, the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga, which has endured for two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world. The F9 (Original Motion Picture Score) will be released today (Friday, July 2nd) from Back Lot Music and features an original score from prolific, multiple BAFTA and Emmy-nominated composer Brian Tyler (Crazy Rich Asians, Avengers: Age of Ultron), which marks his sixth original score in the Fast Saga films.
F9, which opened in the U.S. in theaters on June 25, 2021, sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren, with Kurt Russell, and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron.
In the film, Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).
“Composing the music for F9 was a very special experience, reuniting with director Justin Lin whom I have worked with on so many of the Fast films dating back to Tokyo Drift,” said composer Brian Tyler. “It was also a fantastic chance to chart new musical territory with new themes for the Toretto family including the addition of the character Jakob Toretto as well as bringing back musical themes for characters like Han, Mia, and Cipher. The music for F9 is the most epic and exciting yet while also having the most emotional punch. I used full orchestra as well as elements of electronic music, hip-hop and Latin music to create sound that is both original and a part of the existing Fast & Furious universe. This story is definitely a saga, and I endeavored to make the music as big and bold as the film.”
For director Justin Lin, Tyler's music is integral to every emotional experience in the film. “Brian is an incredibly talented, versatile, and agile collaborator,” Justin Lin says. “F9 delves deep into Dom’s emotional past, and Brian was able to create themes that not only help audiences connect with those emotions but at the same time feel the scope and scale of a huge action set piece. Few composers can do either of those things well. Brian can do both.”
F9 is produced by Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a.; Vin Diesel, p.g.a., Justin Lin, p.g.a., Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, p.g.a. Joe Roth, Clayton Townsend, p.g.a. and Samantha Vincent.
Brian Tyler is a multiple BAFTA and Emmy Award nominee, and has been a composer and conductor on over 70 feature films. Tyler’s scoring credits include Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, James Wan’s Furious 7 and F. Gary Gray’s Fate of the Furious as well as others in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World, Jon Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, for which he was voted to the 2019 Oscar shortlist for Best Original Score, James Vanderbilt’s Truth, which stars Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, Justin Baldoni’s Five Feet Apart, Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me and Jon Chu’s Now You See Me 2, Adam Shankman’s What Men Want, Ready or Not directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Charlie’s Angels directed by Elizabeth Banks, Clouds directed by Justin Baldoni,Taylor Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, F9 directed by Justin Lin, and the upcoming Escape Room: Tournament of Champions directed by Adam Robitel and Redeeming Love directed by DJ Caruso. Alongside Brian’s future films, he is in the process of launching his ambitious project Are We Dreaming, a completely immersive audiovisual experience.
Tyler began scoring features shortly after completing his Master’s Degree from Harvard University as well as receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA. Some of his earlier projects allowed him to collaborate with Bill Paxton (Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played) and William Friedkin (The Hunted and Bug). Tyler is a frequent collaborator with director/star Sylvester Stallone, having scored all three of The Expendables films as well as 2007’s Rambo and Rambo: Last Blood.
Tyler’s film work also led to arranging and conducting the logo music for Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios. In addition, he composed the themes for the NFL on ESPN, the nationally televised U.S. Open Championships, and Formula 1. Tyler has composed the music for the television series Hawaii Five-O, Scorpion, Magnum PI and Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. He has received Emmy nominations for Last Call, Sleepy Hollow and Transformers: Prime.
Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist skilled at playing piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, guitarviol, charango and bouzouki, among others. He also performs electronic music under the moniker Madsonik.
Brian Tyler has conducted symphonic concerts of his movies around the globe and frequently conducts the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony. His honors include 32 BMI Music Awards, 3 Emmy nominations, 5 ASCAP Music Awards, and 12 Goldspirit Awards including Composer of the Year. Tyler was also named Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards.
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