Featuring Original Music Composed By Marco Beltrami
(February 16, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the GODS OF EGYPT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 26 and on CD March 25, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Marco Beltrami (WORLD WAR Z, THE HURT LOCKER).
“The magnitude of score is beyond anything I have done before,” said Beltrami. “This two and half hour score is the biggest film score project I have ever undertaken, after all these years that it saying something. Just mixing it took over a month but it was all worth it as it is really fun to stretch my wings a bit.”
In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.
“The director Alex Proyas and I did some great research together to create the right sound,” Beltrami described. “We watched some of the great films that reflected the area and sensibility we are going, for such as raiders of the lost ark, black narcissus, lawrence of arabiA together as these were influences of his for the film and wanted the music to perform a similar thematic function. After that I did my best to deliver.”
Award-winning composer Marco Beltrami established an early reputation as a genre innovator with non-traditional horror scores for the SCREAM franchise and DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Score. First, for 3:10 TO YUMA, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and shortly after for his score to the Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, THE HURT LOCKER. Beltrami received a Golden Satellite Award in 2011 for Best Film Score of The Year for SOUL SURFER.
His recent and upcoming credits include BEN HUR, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE HOMESMAN, SNOWPIERCER, THE NOVEMBER MAN, THE GIVER, THE WOLVERINE, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, THE SESSIONS, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, and WARM BODIES. Beltrami has lent his musical voice to such unique hit films as LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, and I, ROBOT. Other scoring credits include THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THE THING, DEADFALL, WORLD WAR Z and the AMC spy thriller TURN.
GODS OF EGYPT will be in theaters February 26, 2016. Varèse Sarabande will release the GODS OF EGYPT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on February 26 and on CD March 25, 2016