The Incredibles return – to your computer!

Mr. Incredible is back – but only in the upcoming computer game coming from THQ. The working title is The Incredibles 2, and much like the first computer game the music is being composed by Michael Giacchino and Chris Tilton. Today at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, in a 4-hour long session, the Hollywood Studio Symphony – once …

Ed Shearmur scores Bad News Bears

Today composer Ed Shearmur took up the baton at the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Picture Studios, recording his score to the upcoming Richard Linklater film, Bad News Bears. A remake of the classic 70’s flick, the film focuses on a foul-mouthed little league coach (Billy Bob Thorton) who tries to turn his team of rowdy younglings (also foul-mouthed) …

Steve Jablonsky scores Michael Bay’s The Island

Today the world-famous Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox was filled with music to Michael Bay’s latest action thriller, The Island. Composed by Steve Jablonsky, the film takes place in a futuristic society where the rich can pay to have a human clone made in case they need their spare body parts for medical reasons. The clones are kept …

Michael Giacchino Returns to the Superhero Genre with Sky High

This week, at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, composer Michael Giacchino returned to the superhero genre with the Walt Disney family film, Sky High. Directed by Mike Mitchell (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, "Greg the Bunny"), the film is set in a world where superheroes are a part of every-day life. The film focuses on Will (Michael Angarano), the …

John Ottman Scores Fantastic Four

John Ottman returned to the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox a few days ago. His mission: record the score to the Marvel superhero flick Fantastic Four in five days. With over 90-minutes of score to record, Ottman used a 94-piece orchestra, and 32-person choir to realize his musical vision for the film. Conducted by long-time Ottman collaborator Damon …

Brian Tyler scores The Greatest Game Ever Played

This week composer Brian Tyler was at the scoring stage at Todd-AO to record the music for his new film, The Greatest Game Ever Played. Directed by Bill Paxton (Frailty), the film is a golf drama based on the true story of 1913 U.S. Open, where 20 year-old caddy Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) defeated reigning champion Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane). …

“Lost” Scores in Burbank

Today, at the O’Henry scoring stage in Burbank, composer Michael Giacchino had a double-session for two of television’s biggest shows: "Lost" and "Alias". His music for "Lost" used a 33-piece orchestra, conducted by Tim Simonec. The episode, which will air on May 4, will be the first one airing after a three week hiatus which follows a dramatic episode in …

J. Peter Robinson scores The World’s Fastest Indian

Yesterday, at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, composer J. Peter Robinson took up the baton as he recorded music for his score to The World’s Fastest Indian. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, No Way Out), the film stars Anthony Hopkins as New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle – a bike which …

John Debney scores for Disneyland’s 50th

Yesterday John Debney was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, recording music for a short film that will be presented as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland. The film is hosted by two guests (one animated!), and explores the first 50 years of the theme park, including never-before seen archival footage and photographs. Debney, whose father …

Chris Beck scores Pink Panther

Composer Christophe Beck was at Todd AO today, recording his second day of The Pink Panther. While most of the big cues were recorded yesterday with the “A” orchestra, today’s “B” orchestra cues included plenty of comedic moments. They also recorded some string work that will underscore the jazzier big-band cues, to be recorded tomorrow with a smaller band orchestra. …