LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WaterTower Music is pleased to announce the release today of the first music to hear from New Line Cinema’s upcoming action adventure “Black Adam”, starring Dwayne Johnson. The first-ever feature to explore DC’s uncompromising anti-hero story is coming to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”). The Black Adam theme (from “Black Adam”) by highly respected composer Lorne Balfe (“Mission Impossible: Fallout,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Black Widow”), Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated, has just been released – ahead of the film’s release and The original band. “Black Adam” hits theaters and IMAX internationally from October 19, 2022 and in North America on October 21, 2022.
Balfe’s vision for the music of Black Adam encompasses an exploration of the stories that define the characters. The composer commented on this approach. “It was exciting to get into the Black Adam theme, and I really wanted to capture his essence as an anti-hero in the DC comics world. We had a big horn section on the score to give weight and power to the main character’s past, which I balanced with high tempo, more melodic sounds to give the audience a more familiar heroic feel. We also experimented a lot with the choir on this project, which was able to bring a unique and classic sound that ties in well with the story of Black Adam.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In ancient Kahndaq, the slave Teth Adam was gifted with the almighty powers of the gods. But he used these powers for revenge and was imprisoned. Now, 5,000 years later, he is freed and once again wields his dark sense of justice on the world. Refusing to surrender, Teth Adam is challenged by a team of modern day heroes known as the Justice Society – Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone – who seek to bring him back to eternal captivity.
Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (“City on a Hill,” “One Night in Miami”) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life”, “Rush Hour 3”), Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”, “Aladdin”) , Quintessa Swindell (“Voyagers”, “Trinkets”) as Cyclone, Mo Amer (“Mo”, “Ramy”), Bodhi Sabongui (“A Million Little Things”), and Pierce Brosnan (the James Bond and “Mamma Mia franchises !”) like Dr. Fate.
Collet-Serra directed from a screenplay written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on DC characters created by Bill Parker and CC Beck. The film’s producers are Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Geoff Johns, Eric McLeod and Scott Sheldon executive producing.
The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“Joker”), production designer Tom Meyer (“Real Steel,” “Finch”), editors Mike Sale (“Red Notice “, “Skyscraper”) and John Lee (“Anyone Home?”), costume designers Kurt and Bart (“Deadpool 2”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2”), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer (“Life of Pi”, “Wonder Woman”) and composer Lorne Balfe (“Black Widow”).
New Line Cinema presents a production of Seven Bucks/Flynn Picture Co., a Jaume Collet-Serra film, “Black Adam”, distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
ABOUT LORNE BALFE
GRAMMY-winning, EMMY- and BAFTA-nominated composer Lorne Balfe has created music in virtually every genre and for every visual media, with projects ranging from major studios to independent films, video game franchises, beloved animated features, to critically acclaimed television. documentary series and feature films.
Hailing from Inverness, Scotland, Lorne’s love of music and songwriting was evident from an early age. His childhood home had a residential recording studio where artists like Ozzy Osbourne and Inner Circle would record, the latter of which he coincidentally worked with for his score of BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.
From the age of eight Lorne began writing and selling his composed “jingles” for advertisements, and at the age of thirteen he auditioned to be a percussionist with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra, becoming their youngest member, and traveled through Scotland with them. professionally. It became clear to Lorne that he wanted to be a film composer, and in his late teens he began writing letters to other composers in hopes of an opportunity. It was then that he decided to move to the United States, and soon his outstanding career took off.
Regularly awarded for his musical compositions, he received critical acclaim for his score in the most successful film in the Mission: Impossible franchise, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Paramount Pictures) by writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and was announced as the composer of MISSION. : IMPOSSIBLE 7 & 8.
Other notable credits include TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Paramount), BLACK WIDOW (Disney/Marvel), AMBULANCE (Universal), JUNGLELAND (Paramount), THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros) and the Oscar nominated film THE FLORIDA PROJECT (A24 ). Upcoming, Lorne’s work will be heard in ARGYLLE, directed by Matthew Vaughn.
In addition to his work with Christopher McQuarrie, Lorne has worked with many of the industry’s most prestigious directors, including Christopher Nolan, Ron Howard, Michael Bay, Cate Shortland, Ang Lee, Christophe Waltz, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sean Baker and Chris McKay.
ABOUT WATER TOWER MUSIC
WaterTower Music, the WarnerMedia companies’ in-house label, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. Since 2001, it has been the soundtrack to many of the world’s most iconic movies, TV shows and games.