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2016

  • First sessions for ‘Logan’
    December 8th, 2016

    In early December first ideas were recorded at The Village in Los Angeles for ‘Logan’. The ensemble consisted of Piano, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Guitar and Trombone to get a very ‘old school’ 70’s noir sound. This was lots of fun and gave the team much room to explore this sound further.


  • ‘Mathilde’ recordings and ‘Logan’
    November 30th, 2016

    The recording sessions for ‘Mathilde’ are finished. For this score, renowned conductor Valery Gergiev conducted a 90 piece orchestra in St. Petersburg. Upon his return from Russia, Marco was tasked to immediately jump on James Mangold’s film ‘Logan’. The team went to work right away and the first recording session was already approaching in December.


  • ‘Mathilde’ starts
    August 25th, 2016

    Work begins on the Russian project entitled ‘Mathilde’. Scoring is planned to take place this fall in Moscow.


  • Visit to Berlin
    July 28th, 2016

    Marcus visits his brother in Berlin and gets to do one of his favorite activities while traveling: Rummaging around various music stores in search of some juicy scores… 🙂

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  • ‘Beyond Valkyrie’ finished
    May 15th, 2016

    Marcus finishes work on ‘Beyond Valkyrie’. The film is set to release in a few territories later this year, as well as on demand. Marcus is also commissioned to write an orchestral suite based on the various themes from the score.


  • ‘The Shallows’ starts
    May 1st, 2016

    Work begins on ‘The Shallows’, starring Blake Lively as Nancy. Her character gets ‘stranded’ 200 feet from the beach where a shark is waiting for her to make it back to safety.


  • ‘Beyond Valkyrie’
    March 25th, 2016

    Marcus starts composing for Claudio Faeh’s newest movie ‘Beyond Valkyrie’. In this World War 2 action film a group of unlikely soldiers go behind enemy lines to extract a Nazi informant after the failed attempt at Hitler’s life.


  • ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Sessions in LA
    January 20th, 2016

    First sessions take place in Los Angeles for Roland Emmerich’s upcoming monster epic. A 95 piece orchestra is responsible for various alien noises, epic action and heroic fanfares. SO. MUCH. FUN.


2015

  • ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’ Suite premiers in Switzerland
    December 17th, 2015

    Marcus travels to beautiful Altdorf, Switzerland to attend the World Premier of his Suite to Claudio Faeh’s ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’.

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    The three sold out concerts were performed by a group of around 150 people: a large orchestra, accompanied by full rhythm section, as well as an 80 piece choir. Stay tuned for excerpts of the performance in the ‘Music’ section.

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  • More Aliens to kill in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’
    October 10th, 2015

    Marcus joins the Kloser/Wander team once again to battle the returning alien force which threatens the world once more in an even bigger way than 20 years ago… if that’s even possible… ‘Indepence Day: Resurgence’ will be larger than life for sure!


  • ‘Fantastic Four’ begins
    May 2nd, 2015

    Work begins on Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, set to be released later this summer. The film once again unites four youngsters who gain special powers after being involved in a secret science experiment gone wrong.


  • Alex Projas’ ‘Gods of Egypt’ starts
    February 1st, 2015

    Marcus begins work on ‘Gods of Egypt’ – Alex Projas’ most ambitious project to date. Many epic moments are to be scored, with the help of a massive Percussion section, a 100 piece orchestra and a large choir that has to sing in ancient Egyptian tongues. Fun for the whole family 😉


  • ‘Red Machine’ receives a new title
    January 27th, 2015

    ‘Red Machine’ is released in Germany and Canada under the new title ‘Into the Grizzly Maze’.


2014

  • ‘Hitman – Agent 47’ work begins
    October 10th, 2014

    Marcus starts work on Fox’s ‘Hitman – Agent 47’, based on the successful video game of the same name. The movie takes place in Berlin, Germany and stars Rupert Friend as Agent 47, and Hannah Ware as Katja van Dees.


  • ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’ Opens in Theaters
    October 9th, 2014

    Claudio Faeh’s ‘NORTHMEN – A Viking Saga’ opens in theaters all over Europe. US release still needs to be announced. Milan Records is releasing the soundtrack CD. Please visit the ‘Music’ section for additional content NOT found on the OST release.


  • ‘True Story’ begins
    August 15th, 2014

    Marcus starts work on ‘True Story’, starring Jonah Hill and James Franco. The subject matter is very unnerving and will make audiences very uneasy. Not for the faint-hearted…


  • ‘The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death’ work begins
    June 21st, 2014

    Marco, Brandon and Marcus start working on ‘The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death’ which scores early after in July. The score eludes to the original in that it uses the Main Themes yet expands on them and introduces a new Haunting Theme for Eve.


  • Recording Sessions for ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’
    May 27th, 2014

    Marcus travels to Berlin to record the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. The score is conducted by Folko Jungnitsch and engineered by Peter Fuchs.

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  • Work on ‘The Drop’ begins
    March 12th, 2014

    Marcus starts work on Michael Roskam’s ‘The Drop’, sadly the last project James Gandolfini would be part of. The film also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.


  • ‘November Man’ starts
    January 14th, 2014

    Work begins on ‘November Man’, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Pierce Brosnan. Lots of fun action music for this spy/assassination thriller 🙂


2013

  • ‘Seventh Son’ Recordings in London
    October 5th, 2013

    Marcus, Brandon and Marco travel to London for the recording sessions of “Seventh Son”. Over 2 hours of epic orchestral action music is being recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

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  • ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’
    September 11th, 2013

    Marcus starts work on the upcoming “Northmen – A Viking Saga”, directed by Claudio Faeh. This epic action movie follows a handful of shipwrecked vikings across the plains of Scotland where they have to face a hostile group of warriors that hunt them and pick them off one by one.


  • Work on ‘Seventh Son’ has begun
    June 17th, 2013

    Work has started on the fantasy epic “Seventh Son”, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. The story is based on the first book in the “Wardstone Chronicles” by Joseph Delaney, and follows a young man whose immunity to witch powers make him a key figure in a century old war between the ‘spooks’ and the legion of witches who are hellbent for destruction and world domination.


  • ‘Carrie’ completed
    June 6th, 2013

    This modern adaptation of the Stephen King classic is written and directed by Diablo Cody, and stars Julianne Moore and Chloe-Grace Moretz.


  • ‘Wolverine’ finished
    May 29th, 2013

    Recordings are finished in Los Angeles for James Mangold’s newest movie, “Wolverine”, starring Hugh Jackman. Set in modern-day Japan, Logan meets up with an acquaintance who wants to offer him thanks for saving his life a long time ago.


  • ‘World War Z’ completed
    April 24th, 2013

    Work finishes and the recordings for Brad Pitt’s Zombie Epos “World War Z” take place in London. Very gritty and scary action music!


  • ‘White House Down’ Recordings in L.A.
    February 23rd, 2013

    Marcus collaborates once again with Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander on their newest endeavor, the action thriller entitled “White House Down”. This roller coaster ride of a movie follows Channing Tatum into the White House as it’s being taken hostage by a group of vicious terrorists. The movie also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods, and is being directed by Roland Emmerich.


  • ‘The Forgotten’ celebrates its World Premier in Munich, Germany.
    February 12th, 2013

    The World Premier of Marcus’ Concert piece “The Forgotten” is taking place in Munich, Germany. The sold out concert also features various excerpts from classic film scores by Ennio Morricone and John Williams.


  • ‘Red Machine’ completed
    January 20th, 2013

    Recordings for Marcus’ score to this action packed thriller take place, and the final music mixes are well under way.


2012

  • ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Recordings Started
    December 14th, 2012

    The orchestral recordings for “A Good Day to Die Hard” take place at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles. An 85 piece orchestra consisting of some of the world’s finest musicians bring this ‘tour-de-force’ of a score to life. So Much Fun!!!


  • ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ started
    September 9th, 2012

    Marcus starts work on the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise, entitled “A Good Day to Die Hard”, directed by John Moore.


  • Work started on ‘Red Machine’
    August 10th, 2012

    Marcus starts work on David Hackl’s “Red Machine”, starring Billy Bob Thornton, James Marsden and Thomas Jane. The movie follows two estranged brothers who have to face a larger than life grizzly bear that terrorizes the place and people of their childhood home in the Alaskan wild.


  • Work on ‘The Forgotten’ Concert Piece started
    July 2nd, 2012

    Work has started on a very special project, entitled “The Forgotten”. This concert piece commission encompasses working with themes and motives that didn’t make it into past projects, hence the title. The world premier is set to take place in February of 2013. The orchestra that will be performing the piece will be conducted by Folko Jungnitsch in Munich, Germany.


  • ‘Snow White and the Huntsmen’ completed
    March 2nd, 2012

    Orchestrations finished and recordings completed in Los Angeles for James Newton Howard’s score to “Snow White and the Huntsmen”, starring Kristin Stewart.


2011

  • ‘Woman in Black’ score completed
    August 28th, 2011

    Work is finished on ‘Woman In Black’, the British horror movie, based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Hill. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe and was directed by James Watkins.


  • ‘Green Lantern’ completed
    April 22nd, 2011

    Orchestrations are finished for James Newton Howard’s exciting action score and are being recorded in Los Angeles later this month.


  • ‘The Thing’ score completed
    April 15th, 2011

    Orchestrations are finished for ‘The Thing’, the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic. The recording sessions are to take place in Los Angeles in late April. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in october this year.


  • ‘Symphony of Hope’ – The Haiti Project
    March 10th, 2011

    Marcus orchestrates part of ‘Symphony of Hope. This wonderful project is a fundraising effort for the people of Haiti in their desperate times of need. Here is the official website with pictures and info on the efforts as well as the release dates for the CD.


  • ‘Scre4m’ score completed
    February 12th, 2011

    Marcus writes additional music for the upcoming ‘Scre4m’. This fourth installment of the Scream series is directed by Wes Craven and involves Sidney Prescott’s return to Woodsboro after ten years to promote her newest self-help book. As soon as she sets foot in her old turf, Ghostface starts on yet another killing spree.


2010

  • ‘My Soul To Take’ opens 3-D in theaters worldwide
    October 23rd, 2010

    ‘My Soul To Take’ opens worldwide in theaters.


  • ‘Soul Surfer’
    October 22nd, 2010

    Marcus writes additional music on the upcoming ‘Soul Surfer’, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood. The movie follows the inspiring true story of teenage surfer sensation Bethany Hamilton who lost her left arm in a shark attack and overcame all odds to become a champion again.


  • ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ completed
    September 1st, 2010

    Marcus works on the animated movie ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’, a charming ‘Garden Gnome’ version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. The movie features voice talents James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as well as songs by Elton John.


  • ‘Anonymous’
    August 17th, 2010

    Work starts on Roland Emmerich’s ‘Anonymous’. This unusual thriller asks the question “Was Shakespeare a fraud?” as it follows the involvement of Edward de Vere – the 17th Earl of Oxford – as not only the lover of Queen Elisabeth, but also the author of Shakespeare’s famous works. Release date is set for October 2011.


  • ‘Sniper: Reloaded’ score completed
    July 25th, 2010

    Marcus scores ‘Sniper: Reloaded’ for SONY. The movie follows Marine Sgt. Brandon Beckett and his journey through the Congo to uncover a conspiracy that resulted in the murder of his platoon. The film’s release is set for early 2011.


  • ‘Jonah Hex’ score completed
    April 22nd, 2010

    ‘Jonah Hex’ scores in Los Angeles and is due for release later this summer. This gritty western/comic book adventure stars Josh Brolin as the revenge seeking vigilante Jonah Hex. Also starring John Malkovich and Megan Fox.


  • ‘The Last Airbender’
    March 16th, 2010

    Marcus works on ‘The Last Airbender’, the live action adaptation of the highly acclaimed manga series. M. Knight Shiamalan directs.


  • ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’
    January 15th, 2010

    Work starts on ‘Nanny McPhee 2 – The Big Bang’. This marks the first collaboration with one of Marcus’ all time favorite composers James Newton Howard. Scoring sessions will commence in London early february.


2009

  • ‘V’
    November 20th, 2009

    Marcus starts work on the highly acclaimed TV series ‘V’, airing tuesdays on ABC. The studio plans to broadcast four episodes initially before the christmas break and resume with more in March of 2010, right after the Winter Olympics.


  • ‘2012’ in theaters
    November 18th, 2009

    Marcus attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘2012’, which opens in theaters worldwide November 11th.


  • ‘My Soul to Take’ score completed
    July 9th, 2009

    Marcus writes music for Wes Craven’s upcoming horror film ‘My Soul to Take’ which Wes is writing and directing.  The release date is set to late 2010.


  • ‘2012’ score completed
    June 5th, 2009

    Marcus composes and orchestrates additional music for the upcoming blockbuster ‘2012’, directed by Roland Emmerich. Once again Marcus is working with Harald Kloser to make this vision of the Mayan Prophecies as musically exciting as possible.


  • ‘Repo Men’ score completed
    March 4th, 2009

    Marcus finishes work on ‘Repo Men’, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. This movie is based on the sinister novel ‘The Repossession Mambo’ by Eric Garcia. Release date is set to summer 2010.


  • ‘Knowing’ score completed
    January 17th, 2009

    Marcus finishes composing on ‘Knowing’, starring Nicholas Cage and Rose Byrne. This very dark film about the end of the world was directed by Alex Proyas and opens in theaters on March 20, 2009. Also check Marcus’ music section for some previously unreleased cues.


  • ‘Mesrine’ nominated for Best Score at 2009 CESAR Awards
    January 10th, 2009

    Marcus Trumpp and Marco Beltrami’s Score for the ‘Mesrine’ movies is nominated for Best  Music Score at the 2009 César Awards. The Awards Ceremony takes place February 27th in Paris, France.


2008

  • ‘Max Payne’ completed
    September 11th, 2008

    Marcus finishes orchestrating on ‘Max Payne’, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. This computer game adaptation was directed by John Moore and will be released in October of 2008.


  • ‘Mesrine’ score completed
    August 20th, 2008

    Marcus returns from Paris, France, where he recorded the score for ‘Mesrine: L’instinct de mort’ (Instinct of Death) and ‘Mesrine: L’ennemi public n° 1’ (Public Enemy No. 1), two movies about notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine. The movies are scheduled to be released in Europe this Fall and will have a limited release in the US later on.


  • ‘Forecast’ screens at 2008 Comic-Con
    July 2nd, 2008

    Marcus attends the Independent Film Festival at the 2008 International Comic Convention in San Diego, and participates in the Q&A panel for ‘Forecast’.


  • World Premiere of ‘Elegy for 12 Horns’
    May 16th, 2008

    Marcus’ original composition ‘Elegy for 12 Horns’ is performed at the Popper Auditorium by the Horn Ensemble of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Bill Boston conducted and Brian O’Connor, one of Hollywood’s top horn players, organized the concert and contributed to a great performance.


  • ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ score receives ASCAP award
    May 10th, 2008

    Marcus attends the 23rd Annual Film and Television Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ for which Marcus composed additional music, is one of the winners.


  • ‘10,000 B.C.’ in theaters
    March 12th, 2008

    Marcus attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘10,000 B.C.’, which opens in theaters worldwide.


  • ‘Amusement’ completed
    February 2nd, 2008

    Marcus finishes composing for the New Line Cinema project ‘Amusement’. The movie stars Jessica Lucas and Katheryn Winnick and is scheduled to be released this fall.


  • ‘The Eye’ in theaters
    January 17th, 2008

    Marcus attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Eye’. The movie will open worldwide later this spring.


  • ‘3:10 to Yuma’ score nominated for Oscar
    January 15th, 2008

    Marco Beltrami’s ‘3:10 to Yuma’ score is nominated for an Academy award for best score.


  • ‘Forecast’ wins Grand Prize at Seattle Sci-Fi Festival
    January 2nd, 2008

    Eric Courtney comes home with the Grand Prize from the Sci-Fi film festival in Seattle for ‘Forecast’.


2007

  • ‘The Eye’
    November 4th, 2007

    Marcus starts work on the Cruise/Wagner production ‘The Eye’, starring Jessica Alba. The project is a remake of the Japanese horror movie ‘Gin gwai’ from 2002.


  • ‘ 10,000 B.C.’ completed
    October 22nd, 2007

    Marcus finishes additional composition work on ‘10,000 B.C.’ Roland Emmerich, the director of Stargate and Independence Day, teamed up with Harald Kloser to write and produce this epic adventure. The score is recorded in London.


  • ‘3:10 to Yuma’ in theaters
    September 15th, 2007

    ‘3:10 to Yuma’ opens as a limited release in the US.


  • ‘3:10 to Yuma’ completed
    August 7th, 2007

    Marcus finishes orchestration work on Marco Beltrami’s score for ‘3:10 to Yuma’, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. The score is a wonderful homage to Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti Western music.


  • ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ completed
    July 1st, 2007

    ‘Live free or Die Hard’ is now in theaters. The movie features additional music by Marcus. Varese Sarabande will release the soundtrack.


  • ‘The Breed’ out on DVD
    May 21st, 2007

    ‘The Breed’ has been released in the US on DVD.


  • ‘The Invisible’ in theaters
    May 10th, 2007

    Almost one year after recording the score, the movie hits American theaters, featuring additional score by Marcus. Sadly there won’t be a soundtrack release, but please stop by the ‘Music’ section for some samples.


  • Marcus scores ‘Forecast’
    February 15th, 2007

    The new time travel short by Eric Courtney is entering its post phase. In the ‘Music’ section you will find some score samples.


2006

  • ‘Omen 666’ in theaters
    June 6th, 2006

    ‘The Omen 666’ opens in theaters and Marco’s awesome score is now available from Varese Sarabande.


  • ‘The Breed’ out in theaters
    June 4th, 2006

    ‘The Breed’ hits theaters in Europe.


  • ‘Hollow Man 2’ released
    April 4th, 2006

    ‘Hollow Man 2’ is now available in stores around the country. Later on this year the DVD will release its way around the world. For more info check out the official website.



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