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Catching up with Joseph Trapanese is like getting a summary experience for a hustling composer. In the past year, he's scored, worked in sound design and arranged for a diverse array of films, including franchises like "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" and the "Divergent" series; remakes like "Annie"; a sequel like "The Raid 2"; and original scripts like "Nightcrawler." He's dipped into TV like for "Wonder Woman," and nabbed further video game gigs like he did for racing title "The Crew." On top of all that, he's still active in the pop music sphere, having just completed work with repeat customer Kelly Clarkson and collaborating with acts like M83 for live performances. I sat down with Trapanese back in January, after "Raid 2" punched Sundance in the face, and even after only 10 months, it was time we caught up. This week, during our chat, Trapanese exclusively revealed that he's on tap as »
- Katie Hasty
After directing big-budget sci-fi movies such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, director Joseph Kosinski is taking on a much smaller project, the adaptation The Trials of White Boy Rick for Universal Pictures.
The plot is based on the Atavist article of the same name written by journalist Evan Hughes, which chronicles the life of Rick Wershe, a teenager living in Detroit in the 1980s. He became a notable cocaine trafficker in the predominantly African-American East Side of Detroit, which earned him the nickname "White Boy Rick." While he was rising through the ranks of Detroit drug dealers, Rick was also working as an undercover informant for the FBI and DEA. The story was first published on The Atatvist website on September 29.
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing through their Bluegrass Films company, which is based at Universal. Evan Ratliff, who co-founded The Atavist with Jefferson Webb, is serving as an executive producer. »
After the somewhat disappointing Tron Legacy it seems that a third outing is still in the works. Whilst doing some promotion for Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has revealed that a follow-up is still on the cards.
Tron Legacy was a sequel to the 1982 classic Tron. The story followed Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), son of Jeff Bridges’ Kevin Flynn the designer of the Tron world. Sam was desperately searching for his father who has not been seen since the events of Tron. He also found himself transported to the virtual environment where he met Olivia Wilde’s Quorra. The film ended with the pair escaping the Tron universe.
The third film would follow on from this with Quorra adjusting to life in the ‘real’ world. Cillian Murphy’s brief appearance in Tron Legacy would be upgraded to the villain of the piece in a bid to continue the rivalry of the Flynn’s and Dillingers. »
- Kat Smith
Park City, Utah - Joseph Trapanese barely had time to sigh relief once he was done with the score to "The Raid 2," one of the toasts of the Sundance Film Festival this year. The composer -- along with the filmmakers including director Gareth Evans -- was still editing the action flick only 48 hours before its premiere at the Park City fest. And compared to the first film, this sequel was even more of a marathon, considering it was an hour longer than the original "The Raid." And, actually, "the first cut was 3.5 hours long," Trapanese admitted during our chat at Sundance last week. It seems like Joe Trapanese hasn't had many breathers at all in the last five years, as he's composed, conducted and arranged for big budget, edit-sensitive projects including "Oblivion" with M83, "Tron: Legacy" with recent Grammy winners Daft Punk and "The Raid's" American cut from 2012 with »
4 items from 2014
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