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2008 Music Preview - Quarter 1 (January)
A Look Ahead at this Year's Soundtracks
 

Quarter 1 | January | February | March
Quarter 2 | April | May | June

Quarter 3 | July | August | September

 

Feature Films 2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
by Jessica de Rooij and Henning Lohner
Opens: January 11, 2008


Well we all know how well movies based on video games tend to go.  Not good.  Not good at all.  Still, many times we can hold out for some interesting music to accompany the doomed film.  This is oh so very likely to take place for this film.  Given the portfolios of Jessica de Rooij and Henning Lohner, I have to believe the score is going to tend toward the darker side of things...and rely heavily on electronic instrumentation.  Still, one can hope for a stand-out theme or two. 

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
None Announced
Opens: January 18, 2008


One of the best viral ad campaigns for a feature film to date has been for J.J. Abrams film, CLOVERFIELD.  If Abrams holds true to form, then score fans will likely rejoice at the announcement of Michael Giacchino as the composer and then later when the score is actually available.  Another thought is that the film will have no score at all.  While I was initially quite skeptical of this...looking at trailer and the type of film it appears to be...it makes a lot of sense to not feature a musical score.   Keep your hope levels down in the basement on this one, but the film will likely be a must-see.

Rambo

Rambo
by Brian Tyler
Opens: January 25, 2008

He shouldn't have made ROCKY BALBOA and he probably shouldn't have made this film either, but at least Stallone had the good sense to hire BRIAN TYLER to provide the score.  For me the RAMBO franchise will always be linked to the late, great JERRY GOLDSMITH, so l'm hoping Tyler will continue to employ the "It's a Long Road" theme for John Rambo as well as the other musical signatures of the franchise.  Adding his own flare to the John Rambo's iconic theme, could prove interesting, so let's let our expectations float about midway.

Untraceable

Untraceable
by Christopher Young
Opens: January 25, 2008

A psycho internet predator is on the e-loose and displaying his demented handiwork on the world wide web.  I foresee a gore-fest, chase-fest, pseudo-twist-fest, and some attempt at a surprise ending that will only leave audiences scratching their heads at why they didn't wait for Netflix on this one - fest.  Well, at least CHRISTOPHER YOUNG can exercise those suspense-horror muscles of his again.  I'm not holding out much for a listening experience worth bringing into my home though.

Anticipation level: low

Jodhaa Akbar

Jodhaa Akbar
by A. R. Rahman
Opens: January 25, 2008

Ashutosh Gowariker's (director of Oscar-nominated Lagaan) next film appears to be an historical, epic film centering on the politically arranged marriage between a Muhgal Emporer, Akbar, of the 16th century and his new wife Jodha Akbar, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.  While the scale of this film appears to be grand, some of the production value may be a bit lacking.  The score from A.R. RAHMAN (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Warriors of Heaven and Earth) should be an intriguing one; filled with plenty of east-Indian flavors and bold fanfares.

February 2008

 

Quarter 1 | January | February | March
Quarter 2 | April | May | June

Quarter 3 | July | August | September

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Tracksounds 2008 Music Preview is just that - a preview.  Release dates are subject to change...as our composers attached to these projects.  The details found in the following are subject to change.  We'll endeavour to stay on top of such changes, but if you spot something out of date or incorrect, please notify me.


 

   

 

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