BEOWULF -- ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. RECORDS
Music Composed by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard Featuring "A Hero Comes Home" Performed by Tony Award® Winner Idina Menzel
(November 13, 2007, Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Records will release the BEOWULF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on November 20, 2007. The soundtrack CD features original music composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri (Night at the Museum, Predator, The Polar Express) and songs performed by Tony Award® Winner Idina Menzel and the film's Robin Wright Penn.
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a unique vision of the Beowulf saga in a way that it has never been told before. Zemeckis turned to hislongtime collaborator Alan Silvestri to compose music for the epic saga. They first worked together on 1983's Romancing the Stone. One of the most productive director-composer pairings in the past 20 years, the duo has produced some of the most beloved films and soundtracks during that time, including the Back to the Future series, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express and Castaway.
Actress Robin Wright Penn performs two songs on the CD, "A Hero Comes Home" and "Gently As She Goes". Tony Award® Winner Idina Menzel (Wicked) also performs the track "A Hero Comes Home", which was composed by Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Her forthcoming album "I Stand", produced by Ballard, will be in stores January 2008.
In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf.
Beowulf stars Ray Winstone in the title role, Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar. The film also stars John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. Neil Gaiman (Mirrormask, the Sandman graphic novels), and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) adapted the myth for the big screen.
Paramount Pictures, in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, an ImageMovers Production, a Robert Zemeckis Film, Beowulf, in theaters on November 16, 2007. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be in stores on November 20.