Features Original Score by Benjamin Wallfisc
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 25, 2017 – WaterTower Music today announced the release details of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated IT, the movie based on the iconic Stephen King novel of the same name which has been terrifying and thrilling readers for decades. Double CD and Digital versions of the album will be released worldwide on September 8, the same day the film opens in theaters. Special vinyl picture disc and double vinyl versions arrive just in time for Halloween, on October 27.
Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (A Cure for Wellness, Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation), widely acknowledged as one of Hollywood’s most exciting and innovative composers, has assembled a thrillingly unsettling 38-track Original Soundtrack for IT with a palpable spirit of suspense, adventure and anarchy, using powerful themes, a full symphony orchestra and children’s choir.
“Every now and again, you come across a movie where the storytelling is so powerful, the subtext so visceral, the synergy between director, narrative and actors so palpable, that as a composer you can feel the music being energized by something so much bigger than what’s just on the screen,” Wallfisch said. “Creating a score to tell the story of a shapeshifting antagonist of unimaginable evil that can only be defeated when a group of individuals come together as one, required metamorphic themes, extremes of sonic irreverence and heartfelt quiet, and, most importantly, a musical language that strived to be constantly informed by the profound emotional truth driving the heartbeat of the filmmaking. To collaborate with Andy Muschietti on IT was to be invited into a thrilling, deeply inspiring and richly creative dynamic space. It was a true honor, and, as a lifelong Stephen King fan, a great privilege.”
HEAR “PENNYWISE’S TOWER” AND “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO” FROM THE SOUNDTRACK NOW
The 38-track IT soundtrack will be available on September 8. The 18-track IT soundtrack on vinyl picture disc, and the 29-track regular and limited-edition color double vinyl set will be available on October 27.
Georgie, Meet Pennywise*+
Come Join The Clown, Eds*
You’ll Float Too*
This Is Not A Dream
He Didn’t Stutter Once
29 Neibolt Street*+
Time To Float*+
It’s What It Wants
You’ll Die If You Try*
Return to Neibolt*+
Into The Well*+
Searching For Stanley*
Feed On Your Fear*+
Welcome To The Losers Club*+
Every 27 Years (reprise)*
Epilogue – The Pennywise Dance*All songs available on 2CD and Digital soundtrack
* Available on Double Vinyl version
+ Available on Vinyl Picture Disc version
About Benjamin Wallfisch:
Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch has a career spanning over a decade and 60 feature films. He has composed music for such legendary filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinski and Lars von Trier. He regularly collaborates with Oscar-winning industry legend Hans Zimmer, most recently on Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK and has collaborated three times with Pharrell Williams, including a live performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards. In 2014, Benjamin was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London and in 2017 was welcomed into the Music Branch of The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
New Line Cinema’s horror thriller IT was directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama), and is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name.
The film tells the story of seven young outcasts growing up in the township of Derry, Maine, who call themselves the Losers’ Club. Each of them has been ostracized for one reason or another; each has a target on their back from the local pack of bullies…and all have seen their inner fears come to life in the form of an ancient shapeshifting predator they can only call It. For as long as their town has existed, Derry has been the entity’s hunting ground, emerging from the sewers every 27 years to feed on the terrors of its chosen prey: Derry’s children. Banding together over one horrifying and exhilarating summer, the Losers form a close bond to help them overcome their own fears and stop a new killing cycle that began on a rainy day, with a small boy chasing a paper boat as it swept down a storm drain…and into the hands of Pennywise the Clown.
The film stars Bill Skarsgård as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton and Jackson Robert Scott.
Muschietti directed IT from a screenplay by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by King. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Richard Brener, Toby Emmerich, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison, Jon Silk and Niija Kuykendall serving as executive producers.
New Line Cinema presents a Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures/Katzsmith Production, IT. Opening on September 8, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. This film has been rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.