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 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Yes, there's another Hercules movie coming this year, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. With a release date in July, it seems odd that there has been no composer announced yet. Then again, I haven't seen any posters or other ads at all. Are they going to get the hype machine rolling soon or have they decided to let this one fail? Who knows! But here's hoping for another good score to a Ratner film.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   trstnvnk   (Member)

Yes, there's another Hercules movie coming this year, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. With a release date in July, it seems odd that there has been no composer announced yet. Then again, I haven't seen any posters or other ads at all. Are they going to get the hype machine rolling soon or have they decided to let this one fail? Who knows! But here's hoping for another good score to a Ratner film.

Ratner may be an average director at best, but unlike a lot of current directors he knows how to use music in his films. So far I've enjoyed almost all the scores for his films. Really curious who ends up scoring this one. A reunion with John Powell or Danny Elfman would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I'm gonna add something a tad controversial.
Amid all this Ratner bashing, he's directed the ONLY Hannibal Lechter film I can say I honestly enjoyed and became engaged with.
I think his RED DRAGON is massively underrated (despite, admittedly, the unintentionally hilarious scene where Phillip Seymour Hoffman flies past in a wheelchair ON FIRE!!! in the background, Naked Gun-like) and Elfman's crashing Hulk-like score is also aces!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

Red Dragon is pretty damn good. Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson and Edward Norton are excellent. Only weak link, ironically, is Hopkins. Too old and out of sync here. Great intro of him at the symphony, tho.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I'd be VERY interested in hearing a brassy, old-school Danny Elfman HERCULES score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

If Christophe Beck's not too busy with EDGE OF TOMORROW (absolutely loved his TOWER HEIST score), I wouldn't mind hearing his work on a movie like this.

I agree with the choices of Elfman and Powell, as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

It's too bad he's unlikely to use Lalo Schifrin again.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Unless he makes a Rush Hour 4 you're probably right. But hey at least Lalo has an assignment up on his IMDb page (hopefully for real) -- Sweetwater, starring James Caan, Brian Dennehy, Nathan Lane, Patrick Warburton, and Wood Harris. Looks interesting:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2365971/?ref_=nm_flmg_com_1

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

It's too bad he's unlikely to use Lalo Schifrin again.

Oh, that would be wonderful.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"Sweetwater" has been an assignment since 2008. The film just keeps getting delayed & delayed & delayed.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

If Christophe Beck's not too busy with EDGE OF TOMORROW (absolutely loved his TOWER HEIST score), I wouldn't mind hearing his work on a movie like this.

I agree with the choices of Elfman and Powell, as well.


Seconded, that would be awesome, perhaps the sort of score that the remake of Conan could have got but didn't receive. Of course, maybe they'll just track in some Alan Menken gospel numbers as a remake of the Disney version... I'd pay money to see that.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

"Sweetwater" has been an assignment since 2008. The film just keeps getting delayed & delayed & delayed.

Huh. That's a shame since it sounds very interesting. So when was the last time Lalo composed for film, anyway?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Some no-name film in 2011, before that the last Rush Hour film. There's a short film in 2011, but I don't know if it's original score; people often incorrectly list stock music credits in the main composer credits on IMDb for short films. Though the director does share the same last name, so it's probably a family member who hired him for an original score.

Maybe he's kind of semi retired.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

I don't think Elfman is a contender on this. Though I'd love to be wrong. But I think that association has run its course. Ratner was trying to help Elfman produce a script he had written way back when. I can only assume Elfman did scoring duties to return the favor for taking on the project. Script ultimately went no where and so I believe that's that.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Though the director does share the same last name, so it's probably a family member who hired him for an original score.

Ryan Schifrin is Lalo's son. For that matter, so is William Schifrin, a television writer.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

Did I read that Red Dragon is good ?
Seriously ??
Ratner had an amazing team, from DP to composer and cast, but he totally fucked up, as usual. Manhunter forever. And the new series are captivating. Mikkelsen is the best Hannibal so far.
Concerning Hercules, why not Giacchino ?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Manhunter forever"
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Michael Mann fans...what can ya do !!! wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The trailer is supposed to be out later today; maybe a composer will be credited.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Deja post.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 are entertaining as hell. Great movies. As a Jackie Chan/HK Cinema fan, they got the formula down and banked massively on their crossover appeal.

RH3 sucked because the script sucked.

Brett Ratner gets a bad rap solely because of X3. People love to overlook that "his holiness" Bryan Singer (you know, the same guy who made a tedious Superman film) laid the groundwork for the X-trilogy to derail in X2. I personally look forward to the eventual reboot of X-Men films where Bryan Singer isn't in the same county/province where the movies are filming. Singer's initials are "BS" and to me, that's no coincidence.

 
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