Features Music from Composer Henry Jackman
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WaterTower Music today announced the March 3 release of the soundtrack
to Kong: Skull Island – the Warner Bros. Pictures,
Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures film that reimagines the origins
of one of the most powerful monster myths of all time. Directed by
Jordan Vogt Roberts, the film will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in
select theatres, and IMAX beginning March 10, 2017.
Composer Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class; Captain America: The
Winter Soldier; Captain America: Civil War; the Kick-Ass films)
created the film’s lush symphonic score. His music highlights Kong’s
emotional connection with some of the characters by giving specific
moments in the score what he says is “a bit of humanity and sensitivity.
The great thing about a monster movie is that it opens the door to use
the symphony orchestra in its most sumptuous way.” Jackman continues,
“(Director) Jordan Vogt-Roberts was happy to celebrate the gravity and
history that comes with a full orchestra, but we also explored less
traditional elements. That’s a field day for a composer.”
In a nod to the film’s ‘70s period setting, Jackman infused the score
with the bold, classic tones of the decade’s psychedelic guitars.
The music, which serves to both heighten the film’s emotion and
underscore the action, was one of the final creative elements to fall
into place during post-production. It was the culmination of a massive
undertaking that had taken the production to three continents.
Throughout the process, everyone involved in the film was intent on
being respectful of Kong’s history, even while crafting a
next-generation iteration of the mythic beast.
ABOUT KONG: SKULL ISLAND:
Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a diverse team of
scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical,
uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut
off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the
mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As
their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to
escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
The film stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”),
Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” “Avengers: Age of
Ultron”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”),
Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), Jing Tian (“Police
Story: Lockdown”), Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), John
Ortiz (“Steve Jobs”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jason
Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), Shea Whigham (“The Wolf of Wall
Street”), Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), with Terry
Notary (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Oscar nominee John C.
Reilly (“Chicago,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”).
Vogt-Roberts directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max
Borenstein and Derek Connolly, story by John Gatins. Kong: Skull
Island is produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex
Garcia, with Eric McLeod and Edward Cheng serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures present a
Legendary Pictures Production, a Jordan Vogt-Roberts Film, Kong:
Skull Island. The film will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in
select theatres, and IMAX and is being distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated
PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief
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brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment
including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In
aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized
grosses of more than $13 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn
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