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Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Will hopefully have a review for your tomorrow, but the truth is that I am again running out of things to cover. I've only got two discs on my desk and am not really expecting anything in the near future. Anyway, here's some news for now:-

From Costa Communications:-




LOS ANGELES – Academy Award® nominated composer JOHN DEBNEY sets a spine tingling score to PREDATORS, reuniting with the film’s producer Robert Rodriguez for the fifth time. Previous collaborations include SIN CITY, SPY KIDS 1 & 2 and THE ADVENTURES OF SHARK-BOY AND LAVA-GIRL. Debney’s IRON MAN 2 score is currently being heard in theaters. The composer reconnected with IRON MAN 2 director Jon Favreau for the third time. Debney went from scoring IRON MAN 2 to PREDATORS sparing no time, proving that he too is an action hero. Despite his busy schedule, Debney kept his fans connected via Twitter (, posting information, pictures and videos from his scoring sessions. PREDATORS opens in theatres on July 9; Debney’s original score will be available through La La Land Records on July 20.

Debney was honored to be part of the “Predators” franchise, “When I first learned that Robert Rodriguez and Fox studios were planning a re-boot of one of my favorite films of all time, ‘Predator,’ I was thrilled. Having worked with Robert on four films previously, I knew that if anyone could do justice to a remake such as this, it would be Robert. Learning that Nimrod Antal was going to be the director, I was doubly thrilled and knew I had to be a part of this one,” said Debney. For PREDATORS, Debney recorded many custom sounds and instruments, including Tibetan long horns to create squeals and screams. He manipulated metal scrapes and ethnic percussion to highlight the advanced yet brutal primitive quality of the Predators and their world. PREDATORS stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet.

Debney received an Oscar® nomination for THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, 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. Recently, Daily Variety devoted an 11 page tribute to Debney as the “Billion-Dollar Composer,” for his tremendous box office success (films he has scored have grossed over five billion-dollars.) 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, 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. In May 2011, Debney’s PASSION ORATORIO will be performed in St. Peter’s Square. 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, the comedies ELF and LIAR LIAR, and the dramatic film THE STONING OF SORAYA M. with vocals by Sussan Deyhim.


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