Films, TV shows and their soundtracks to look forward to this week.
21 November 2018
Next Wednesday, Otto Bathurst's Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as the outlaw will hit cinemas. The underscore was composed by the now legendary Joseph Trapanese thanks to his work on The Greatest Showman (2017). The soundtrack will be released on 23rd November and is currently available to pre-order. The fifth track 'Return to England' is available now to provide an insight into what's to come.
Everyone's favourite Swedish woman Lisbeth Salander is back but not without controversy. The original cast including Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig have all been replaced, including ILLICIT SOUND favourites Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as composers. The Girl in the Spider's Web stars Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason, and is scored by Spanish composer Roque Baños. Our luck goes out them, but they have some big shoes to fill. Baños' soundtrack was released on 9th November.
22 November 2018
As it edges towards December, Netflix will premier Clay Kaytis' The Christmas Chronicles (2018) starring Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight (2015)) and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. After working together on Frozen, Kaytis hired Christophe Beck (Ant-Man (2015)) to compose the score. A soundtrack album has not yet been released.
23 November 2018
On Friday, female-led Assassination Nation (2018) will hit cinemas, starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse and ABRA. The soundtrack was composed by American composer and producer Ian Hultquist, and can be heard in advance as it was released back in September.
19 November 2018
The third season of The Last Kingdom will premiere on Netflix tomorrow. As it's possible John Lunn will return to score the chaos of the first century, it has not yet been confirmed.
HBO's My Brilliant Friend will premiere on Sky Atlantic tomorrow night and will be underscored by the incredible Max Richter. You may unknowingly know Richter as he is the composer behind the melancholic piano music of the Black Mirror episode 'Nosedive' as well as BBC's Taboo. The soundtrack release is TBD.
23 November 2018
Aquaman himself Jason Momoa returns for a third series of Frontier on Netflix and so does Andrew Lockington. Known for scoring San Andreas (2015) and The Space Between Us (2017), Lockington's scores for this series haven't yet been released and there isn't any sign they will be any time soon. Fingers crossed this changes.