SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) Records is proud to announce today's release of "The Expendables 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," with music by Brian Tyler. The Expendables are back for a bigger and badder installment of the box office smash hit, and renowned composer Brian Tyler again does them proud with a pulse-pounding score. The star-studded film hits theatres August 17th, and the album will be available exclusively through iTunes today, Tuesday, August 14th.
Tyler describes his experience composing for the film, "I'm so thrilled to continue the musical journey I started on the first chapter of THE EXPENDABLES. Back with a vengeance, THE EXPENDABLES 2 called for an epic approach to the music to complement the narrative. Combining world percussion and dark electronic elements with an orchestral landscape allowed me to capture the essence of the renegade expendables spirit."
"Brian wrote another inspired score for THE EXPENDABLES 2," notes Tracy McKnight, Head of Film Music for Lionsgate, "He effortlessly blended electronic beats, percussion, and an orchestra to make a perfect accompaniment to this epic film. We are so glad to be adding this album to our family of Lionsgate soundtrack releases."
Tyler is best known for his scores for the films THE FAST & THE FURIOUS, EAGLE EYE, THE EXPENDABLES and BATTLE: LOS ANGELES. Tyler received a nomination for Film Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association in 2011. He was awarded the BMI Film Music award for FAST FIVE, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES and THE EXPENDABLES in 2011. Most recently, he received the nomination for the 2012 BSO Goldspirit Award for Best Composer of the Year.
About THE EXPENDABLES 2 The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — five tons of weapons-grade plutonium, far more than enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.
That is done the Expendables way....
From Lionsgate and Millennium Films, THE EXPENDABLES 2, a film by Simon West, is the highly anticipated sequel to the summer 2010 worldwide box-office success ($274 million worldwide). The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with newest cast members Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, martial arts legends Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female EXPENDABLE. The film is directed by Simon West. Screenplay by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone. Story by Ken Kaufman & David Agosto and Richard Wenk. Based on Characters Created by David Callaham. The film is produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Danny Lerner and Les Weldon. Jon Feltheimer, Jason Constantine, Eda Kowan, Basil Iwanyk and Guymon Casady serve as Executive Producers along with Danny Dimbort, Boaz Davidson and Trevor Short. Lionsgate and Millennium Films present a Nu Image production.
About LIONSGATE Records LIONSGATE Records is an innovative, entrepreneurial and diversified label and is part of the music arm of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, and it complements the Company's filmed entertainment content leadership with a growing role in all facets of music. The label has been releasing recorded music since 2002, including the film soundtracks to THE EXPENDABLES, RABBIT HOLE, THE NEXT THREE DAYS, KILLERS, IRON MAN, Marco Beltrami's Academy Award ® nominated score for 3:10 TO YUMA, and Alexandre Desplat's Golden Globe Award ® nominated score for GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING.
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