FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR GAMER
Soundtrack Features Music From Composers Geoff Zanelli and Robert Williamson
(August 27, 2009- Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack for GAMER, available digitally (iTunes and Amazon Digital) on September 1, 2009 and in stores on September 8, 2009. Composers Geoff Zanelli (DISTURBIA, HITMAN) and Robert Williamson (PATHOLOGY, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) wrote the original score. The soundtrack also features Marilyn Manson “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Bloodhound Gang “The Bad Touch,” and Sammy Davis Jr. “Medley: I’ve Got You Under My Skin/Big Bad John/Night and Day.”
Composer Geoff Zanelli is known for his versatility, often combining music from different genres and cultures to produce an original, contemporary result. He brings with him a formidable combination of composition skills, production technique, and love of all kinds of music. In 1994, Hans Zimmer recognized Zanelli as a promising young talent, and invited him to L.A. to join his group of extraordinary film music talent.
Throughout the following years he would build the foundation for his scoring career, being called on to compose with John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams and Steve Jablonsky on numerous feature films. The composing experience Zanelli accrued while collaborating with such industry luminaries prepared him for a kinetic start to his solo career. One of his earliest solo works, Steven Spielberg’s miniseries INTO THE WEST, earned him an Emmy. Showcasing his versatility, in just over one year Zanelli scored the films DISTURBIA, HITMAN, OUTLANDER, DELGO, and GHOST TOWN. He is currently scoring THE PACIFIC, which marks his 2nd role scoring a Spielberg miniseries.
Co-Composer Robert Williamson got his start in music playing bass in various bands in Seattle in the mid 90’s sharing bills with bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden. He became infatuated with electronic music and started Eat Knowledge recordings. In 2000 Robert wrote the script for the movie DANDELION and as the movie reached final stages of editing he decided to score it as well. The film debuted at Sundance in 2004. He went on to score the film THE YOUTH IN US, a series for MTV, contributed songs to UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION, wrote original music for a documentary about Hurricane Katrina with director and R.E.M front man Michael Stipe, contributed additional score for the film CRANK and co-composed the score for PATHOLOGY and THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN.
GAMER is a high-concept thriller set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has created the controversial form of entertainment, “Slayers,” a hugely popular game that allows one to act out their innermost desires and fantasies - online - and in front of a global audience. Gaming has evolved into a terrifying new dimension … mind control … manipulation … people playing people.
At the center is Kable (300’s Gerard Butler), the superstar and cult hero of “Slayers,” the savage, ultraviolent first person shooter game. Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle’s ruthless technology.
Lionsgate Films and Lakeshore Entertainment presents GAMER released nationwide on September 4, 2009. GAMER original soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be available via iTunes/Amazon Digital on September 1, 2009 and in stores on September 8, 2009.
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