Original score from the 2014 action adventure feature film directed by Nick Powell, starring Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen and
Liu Yifei, produced by Yunnan Film Group, Media Max and 22h22, and released by Entertainment One (USA) and Gonella Productions.
THE STORY: A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.
THE SCORE: “The challenge was to find a strong theme that would lead the journey of the characters: the kid, the young warrior and the white ghost an allegory of a men’s life path and the intent of the music is to bound all three together. Some of the main inspirations are Medieval music through the use of viola da gamba and that contralto singing in Latin, but there is also Chinese music with the use of Guzheng for the romantic theme. I’m hoping that the music on the album will be able to showcase the whole journey through this very eclectic world: Crusaders fighting Moors, an Indian salt caravan cruising in the Chinese desert, a little kid becoming an Emperor and finally a man finding redemption.” – Guillaume Roussel
THE COMPOSER: French composer Guillaume Roussel is becoming one of the most promising composers in France. He wrote music for his first French feature film in 2012 with Les seigneurs for director Olivier Dahan (after a previous collaboration on La vie en Rose as an orchestrator); they collaborated two years later on Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth. His other important credits include McG’s Three Days to Kill and Cedric Jimenez’s La French starring Jean Dujardin. Working as a composer in Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions team, Guillaume‘s contributions can be heard in the scores for James L. Brooks’ How Do You Know?, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides and the 2012 Academy Award Ceremony.
MMS15923 OUTCAST (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by GUILLAUME ROUSSEL
Release date (digital): August 28, 2015
Release date (CD): September 25, 2015