Monster movie craze commences on March 10 with the worldwide 2D, select 3D and IMAX theatrical release of Kong: Skull Island from Warner Bros., Legendary and Tencent. In the meantime, WaterTower Music is pampering you music aficionados with listening and pre-order access to the film's official soundtrack starting March 3.
Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Captain America: Civil War; the Kick-Ass films) extends his services for the film's score which Jackman says gives specific moments in the score so as to highlight the film's connectivity among its characters for the purpose 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 says. “(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.”
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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.Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly and centerd a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers as they set out to an uncharted, isolated island in the Pacific before igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, and a story by John Gatins.
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.
Pre-order the Kong: Skull Island soundtrack on iTunes and on CD now.