LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, today announced the release of The Expendables original motion picture score by Brian Tyler, which will be available digitally beginning on August 10th just three days before the August 13th theatrical release of the film.
The Expendables boasts a legendary line-up of some of the most beloved action adventure stars in Hollywood (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke to name a few). As one of the industry’s go-to action composers, Brian Tyler’s score embraces an eclectic assemblage of musical styles to bolster these larger than life heroes and capture the exhilarating essence of adventure.
Recorded in Prague with an orchestra of 80 musicians, “The musical theme of The Expendables reflects this group of expendable guys, a bad ass ensemble team that have been put in a situation that gives them a shot at redemption. Redemption and emotion were more important in this score than action even though it is an action film. Stallone was supportive of that direction. We had a great orchestra along with great percussion and Latin elements to reflect the locale,” said Tyler.
“The Expendables score showcases the epic spirit and soul of the film, and we are thrilled to be reunited with Brian Tyler on yet another fantastic score (Rambo, Bug, War),” added Tracy McKnight, Head of Film Music for Lionsgate.
The Expendables original motion picture score will be available digitally on August 10th at iTunes http://store.apple.com/us and Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Expendables-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B003WQBNUK .
The Expendables Original Motion Picture Score track listing is as follows:
Ravens and Skulls
Lee and Lacy
The Gulf of Aden
Scanning the Enemy
Losing His Mind
Take Your Money
Giant with a Shotgun
Time to Leave
Mayhem and Finale
About The Expendables
Expendable: capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective.
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane, and his team of loyal modern day warriors. He is a true cynic who describes what he does as “removing those hard to get at stains”. The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade, Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close quarter combat, Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for 10 years and is a long barrel weapons specialist, Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.
When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team of expendables embark on what appears to be a routine mission; over throw General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact, Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is; rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul...his own.
THE EXPENDABLES stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas with Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke, and is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a story by David Callaham and screenplay by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and is produced by Avi Lerner, John Thompson and Kevin King Templeton. Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production.
For more information on the The Expendables, please check out the films official site at http://expendablesthemovie.com .
About Brian Tyler
Brian Tyler is a composer of over 50 films, recently nominated for “Film Composer of the Year” by the International Film Music Critics Association. Tyler began scoring features shortly after receiving a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a master's degree from Harvard University. Tyler’s score for Bill Paxton’s Frailty won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002. The following year he received an Emmy nomination for The Last Call.
After composing the score for The Hunted, Tyler was dubbed “The Future of Film Scoring” by Film Score Monthly Magazine. He then composed the score for Disney's The Greatest Game Ever Played starring Shia LaBeouf and later received ASCAP Film Awards for Eagle Eye, Fast and Furious, Law Abiding Citizen, The Final Destination, and Constantine.