Innovative composer duo reinvent the music of blockbuster video game movie franchise RESIDENT EVIL.
LOS ANGELES, August 26th, 2010 - Composer duo tomandandy, best known for their edgy, sublime sonic landscapes for movies such as P2, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, KILLING ZOE and pioneering soundtracks for numerous television commercial campaigns, have created an original, hybrid genre score for RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE www.residentevil-movie.com, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video games. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE presented in 3-D will be released to digital IMAX® theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release commencing September 10, 2010.
“Our mission for the RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE score was to reinvent the sound of the RESIDENT EVIL saga,” said tomandandy. “At every turn, director Paul W.S. Anderson encouraged us to avoid cliché. He encouraged us to explore the edges of noise and modern sound synthesis. This was an amazing gift.”
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE depicts a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead. Milla Jovovich stars as Alice who continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is a Constantin Film International GmbH, Davis Films/Impact Pictures Inc. Production, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Bernd Eichinger and Samuel Hadida, and executive produced by Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida.
Describing their creative process of composing a unique music score for RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, tomandandy explain, “We developed an aggressive palette of heavily distorted sounds and complex metric structures. At times the music is soft, gentle and airy, a fusion of organic sounds and electronics. Bracketing the music world with these two extremes: aggressive and distorted on one end and soft and dreamy on the other, we framed a palette, one with tremendous range.
tomandandy have created original music for feature films by Academy Award® winning filmmakers including Oliver Stone and Roger Avary, produced music with recording artists, among them Lou Reed and David Byrne, and collaborated with such artists as author William Burroughs, performance artist Laurie Anderson and visual artist Jenny Holzer. In the early 90’s tomandandy helped reshape the role of music in the film, television and advertising industries by developing a new technology that lowered music production costs to a fraction of previous levels. The new aesthetic that emerged as a result was MTV’s cut-up, non-linear, “look and feel.” For more information on tomandandy visit www.tomandandy.com.
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