SCORE BY HANS ZIMMER PROTÉGÉ ATLI ORVARSSON
Now In Theaters
(West Hollywood, CA)- January 31, 2013—If the words “other-worldly,” “mysterious,” and “extreme” can be used to describe the preternatural landscapes and stirring emotions that Iceland evokes in our imaginations, then Icelandic composer Atli Orvarsson has certainly hit home with his score for the film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, now in theaters. Hansel and Gretel is a dark and edgy reinvention of the classic fairytale in which Hansel and Gretel have grown up to become highly-skilled bounty hunters out to rid the world of witches. Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) directs the film, and along with Dante Harper, Wirkola also wrote the screenplay. Hansel and Gretel is a Paramount Pictures/MGM production starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and Peter Stormare. In addition to scoring Hansel and Gretel, Orvarsson recently scored the dark drama/thriller A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell. Orvarsson currently scores the hit NBC series Chicago Fire, for which he provides original music every week, and he is contributing music under Hans Zimmer to the new Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of Steel. The Hansel and Gretel score album is now available on La-La Land Records.