The animated series TRON: Uprising, premiering on Disney XD on June 7th, takes place after the 1982 feature film and before the events in TRON: Legacy. Produced in CG animation with a 2D aesthetic, the series follows the heroic journey of a new character named Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood), a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. You can watch the first episode here.
At a press day for the show, music composer Joe Trapanese, who collaborated with Daft Punk on the critically acclaimed soundtrack for TRON: Legacy, talked about connecting the films with the world of the animated series, how scoring has evolved over the years, what his composing process is like, how he likes to have themes for the characters, whether or not he wants to know where the story is going, working with the director, and what type of artists he’d like to collaborate with next. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Mike Shinoda is a songwriter, performer, record producer and visual artist, best known for his vocal and musical endeavors with the two-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band Linkin Park. Joe Trapanese is a composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer of music for film, television, multi-media, theater and concerts. Together, they co-composed and re-scored the insanely high-octane action film The Raid: Redemption – about a covert mission involving the extraction of a brutal crime lord from a rundown 15-story apartment block – for its North American release.
At the film’s press day, Collider sat down with both Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese (who also partnered with Daft Punk on the awesome score for Tron: Legacy) for this exclusive interview about their initial response when they first saw the film, whether this is the type of movie they would typically go see, what drew them each to composing music, how their collaboration came about, putting different musical themes and sounds together for different characters, and maintaining your creative freedom as an artist. Trapanese also talked about what he learned from his collaboration with Daft Punk, while Shinoda talked about how this experience has changed the way he approaches things with Linkin Park, who have a record set to come out later this year. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
In the past, you might have read a few posts by us about director Gareth Evans’ The Raid, an Indonesian action movie featuring a small but elite SWAT team raiding a criminal-infested highrise. It all started with this ridiculous trailer followed by the news that Screen Gems was interested in picking up the remake rights. On that front, Deadline is reporting that Screen Gems has tapped Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night) to script the remake. Ingelsby has recently made waves with the script “The Low Dweller” which brought him onto Screen Gems’ radar. Before the theatrical release of the original film (via Sony) on March 23rd, Sony Pictures Worldwide has announced their purchase of the sequel rights. Hit the jump for much more on that project.
Let me be very clear: director Gareth Evans’ The Raid, an Indonesian martial arts epic that tracks a SWAT team sweeping through a highrise infested with drug dealers, is a phenomenal action movie that demands to be seen. Thankfully, Sony Pictures Classics will be releasing it on March 23, so everyone needs to circle their calendars right now. Trust me, once you see this, you’ll understand why every critic at TIFF and last week’s Sundance Film Festival was raving. It also explains why Screen Gems acquired the remake rights. It’s really that good.
While at Sundance I was able to speak with with composers Mike Shinoda of “Linkin Park” and Joe Trapanese, collaborator with Daft Punk and M83, about the soundtrack. They talked about how they got involved in the project, the origin of their collaboration, Sundance, working with Gareth Evans, the programs they used (Pro Tools, Logic and Maschine), how they used “vintage toys” and external hardware for a more organic sound, and a lot more. In addition, for fans of Linkin Park, I asked Shinoda what’s up with the band. Hit the jump to watch.