Composer News: Clint Mansell on 'Filth', Underworld Solo on 'Trance'
News regarding two composers on two upcoming James McAvoy films. While we wait another year or more for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, which will be scored by his regular composer Clint Mansell, in the meantime Mansell is lining up other work. Film Music Reporter states that Mansell is currently recording his score for the Scottish comedic crime thriller Filth, directed by Jon S. Baird. In addition, Film Music Reporter has also reported (via The Playlist) that one part of the group Underworld, musician Rick Smith (of work on Sunshine), will be scoring Danny Boyle's new thriller Trance, which is shot and just waiting to be released.
Filth is a crime comedy written & directed by up-and-comer Jon S. Baird (Green Street Hooligans, Cass) based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (of Trainspotting). The plot involves a bipolar bigoted junkie cop, who manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter. James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan and Imogen Poots star. Clint Mansell, who recently finished work on Park Chan-wook's Stoker and Massy Tadjedin's Last Night, is apparently recording the score now at Air Studios in London. We'll keep an eye out for this getting released.
As for Trance, the next Danny Boyle film, it stars James McAvoy as well. However, this one is an art heist thriller from the likes of Mr. 2012 Olympics Danny Boyle, and will be getting a score from the guys who scored the London Olympics Opening Ceremony - Underworld. FMR only states that Rick Smith is scoring. Boyle worked with the musicians on Sunshine and Trainspotting previously, as well as the Olympics. Karl Hyde and Darren Price also make up Underworld. Boyle's Trance currently has a March 2013 release date in the UK, but Fox Searchlight still hasn't set an official US date yet. Stay tuned for updates on both of these.