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John Ottman scores THE INVASION

By Randall Larson     May 30, 2007

Poster for THE INVASION.
© Warner Bros.
This week, composer John Ottman was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, recording his score to the new sci-fi thriller, The Invasion. Directed by award-winning German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Experiment, Downfall), the film stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam in a modern retelling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.. Directed by award-winning German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (), the film stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeremy Northam in a modern retelling of .
Ottman has become especially noted recently for super hero and action scores, having composed the music for Superman Returns, Fantastic Four (including the forthcoming Rise of the Silver Surfer), X-2, Gothika, Eight-Legged Freaks and others. He is also scheduled to score the forthcoming Logan’s Run, Valkyrie, and The Avengers. Also a noted film editor, Ottman also edited Bryan Singer’s X-2, Apt Pupil, and The Usual Suspects.
Ottman's approach to the Invasion score uses heavy synthesizers, accentuated with a live 77-piece orchestra, to create a sense of otherworldly foreboding and tension. Much of the music has an avant garde post-modern edge, as well as atmospheric elements and thrilling and anxious action moments.
For the full recording session story, including session photos, see the report at:
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codenamev1 5/30/2007 6:53:16 AM
Is this guy a workhorse or what? He's a really good composer and he also pulls double-duty as an editor. That's badass.
jppintar326 5/30/2007 3:00:41 PM
This guy is trying to be the next John Williams. Williams did scores for all kinds of movies. In 1977-1978, he did Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws 2, and Superman. One of those films alone would have been quite a workload. Now he is one upping Williams by also editing. BTW, Williams hasn't done much lately. Is he cutting back his workload?
muchdrama1 5/30/2007 11:29:50 PM
Well...three great actors and John Ottman. This might be good.


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