Brian Tyler set to compose The Mummy, out June 9, 2017! The film composer is best known for his work within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has scored not only the opening logos, but also the films Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.
Universal Monsters Universe is proud to report that we have learned from a trusted source close to production that Brian Tyler has been set as the composer for the upcoming film, The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman. While The Mummy director/executive producer and Universal Monsters creative architect had previously worked with A.R. Rahman on People Like Us, his 2012 directorial debut, Mr. Brian Tyler is no stranger to film composing and has an accomplished body of work with sincere ties to the Universal brand. He composed and conducted the Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary Theme which is now heard before Universal Pictures films. Interestingly, his music is based on the previous work of Jerry Goldsmith, the legendary film composer behind 1999’s The Mummy. (Be sure to check out UMU’s review of The Mummy soundtrack!)
While Brian Tyler may be most recognizable to more main stream listeners due to his great work within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tyler did reveal in a 2015 interview with Film Soundtrack Center:
If people think that I’m the superhero guy, then they don’t listen to my other scores (laughs). That’s on them. I’ll continue to write in different genres if the directors will have me because I do love writing in all different genres, and certainly, superhero movies are one of them.
The selection of Brian Tyler as composer for the much-anticipated and proper start to the Universal big-screen reboot of the classic monsters is certainly an inspired decision and audiences, fans, and listeners are surely going to be treated to something quite special next year. Creative architects Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan have spoken about bringing the monsters back into the light and of their passion to reinvigorate the Universal Monsters property. Brian Tyler is certainly going to make that task a whole lot easier and is more than a worthy successor to the likes of James Dietrich, Jerry Goldsmith, and Alan Silvestri.
Brian Tyler’s latest work can be heard in this year’s Criminal, Now You See Me 2, and in next year’s Power Rangers.
“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as the iconic creature now revealed to be an ancient queen. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)