(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY reunites with director Jon Favreau for third time for “Iron Man 2” (Elf, Zathura). He recently recorded the score with full orchestra at world famous Abbey Road. Debney is incorporating both classical motifs and rock sounds into his original score. The Marvel sequel starring Robert Downey, Jr. opens in theatres on Friday, May 7, 2010 (US). The score album will be available through Sony Classical on July 6. Currently Debney is creating music for the upcoming “Predators” sequel/prequel; opening in theatres on July 9. In the fall, Debney will travel to the Vatican for a performance of “The Passion Oratorio” in St. Peter’s Square.
Debney’s musical ability knows no boundaries, and his music sets the tone for films in all genres, from his Academy Award® nominated score to “The Passion of the Christ” to his work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” which Debney and Glen Ballard collaborated on the song “Butterfly Fly Away” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Lyrics by Ballard, conducted and arranged by Debney.) . Last year he received critical acclaim for his score to the dramatic film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” Recently Daily Variety devoted an 11 page tribute to John Debney as the “Billion-Dollar Composer,” because of his tremendous box office success (films he has scored have grossed nearly four billion-dollars.)
In addition to his Oscar® nomination, last year Debney received multiple Career Achievement Awards from the Burbank International Film Festival, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. Debney has received several Emmys®, a Dove® award for “The Passion of the Christ” and a CUE® award for the “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Princess Diaries.” Debney received a BAFTA® nomination for his score to the videogame “Lair” and was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Some of Debney’s film credits include “Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; the animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little;” the comic-book inspired “Sin City” and the comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.”