Behind the Scenes: Music of The Cape

Hi again!

So over the last few months we’ve seen teasers for NBC‘s new series The Cape and I have to admit I’m intrigued. The concept is a bit like Batman Begins meets Kick-Ass and I will watch at least one episode purely because Keith David is in it. He’s awesome in everything.

But I found out today that in addition to Keith, there’s somebody else contributing to the show that I’m a huge fan of. Bear McCreary.

Bear has done the soundtracks for such shows as The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, and Human Target season 1. (I miss his music on season 2 of Human Target, but it’s still been a fun show this season.)

Well, here he is scoring the music for The Cape with a full orchestra. Though the music sounds a bit like what he did for <em>Human Target</em>, there are subtle differences and I’ll be interested to see what the rest of the music sounds like in that first episode.

Now I’m REALLY excited about Sunday’s premiere episode!

–Fitz

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Merlin’s back on Syfy for Season 3 starting Tonight!

Hey all…

We loved the first season of Merlin on NBC and even managed to catch an episode or two of the second season on Syfy, but I have to admit we lost track of it quickly. I’m hoping to catch up with Season 2 on DVD soon and may end up doing the same with Season 3.

Here’s a sneak peek of the first episode of Season 3 – “The Tears of Uther Pendragon Part I” – that airs tonight at 10/9c on Syfy.

–Fitz

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Movie News: Scorpion King 3 – why??

Ok, now I love cheesy fantasy and science fiction occasionally, but this seems like a really bad idea…

Did I sleep through the sequel to the original (and horrible) movie The Scorpion King?

And why would Ron Perlman or Billy Zane get involved? Don’t they have careers to consider??

–Fitz

The Scorpion King
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FROM THE PRODUCERS OF “THE MUMMY” COMES AN ALL-NEW ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE

THE SCORPION KING 3 BEGINS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THAILAND

Ron Perlman, Victor Webster and Billy Zane Star in the Newest, Action-Filled Fantasy Epic Exclusive to Universal’s DVD Originals™ Line

Universal City, California, December 2, 2010– A legendary hero returns to fight his most fearsome adversary as an all-new adventure unfolds in The Scorpion King 3, now shooting in Thailand. Steeped in intrigue, sorcery and romance and featuring more of the spectacular action, mindboggling stunts and astonishing plot twists that have made The Scorpion King franchise an outstanding addition to Universal Studios Home Entertainment‘s groundbreaking DVD Originals™ line, The Scorpion King 3 is slated for release on DVD in early 2012.

Picking up where The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior left off, The Scorpion King 3 continues the story of Mathayus, now the deposed leader of an ancient desert empire, as he faces the most terrifying challenge of his life. The film, which began shooting on October 29 in and around Bangkok, introduces an all new cast featuring Victor Webster (“Melrose Place,” Surrogates) as Mathayus; Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy,” Hellboy 1 and 2) as Horus, the powerful King of Egypt; Billy Zane (“Samantha Who?,” Titanic) as the conniving King Talus; UFC star Kimbo Slice as Zulu Kondo; Bostin Christopher as Mathayus’ comrade-in-arms Olaf (Unbreakable); WWE champion Dave Bautista as Agromael; Selina Lo (28 Weeks Later) as Tsukai; Krystal Vee (Streetfighter: The Legend of Chin-Li) as the beautiful princess Silda and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith) as the ill-fated King Ramusan.

The Scorpion King 3 raises the bar for DVD Originals, encompassing the most stunning action, visual effects and production values to date, including a cast of over 400 warriors and elephants,” said Glenn Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Universal Home Entertainment Productions. “The Scorpion King saga, with its compelling characters, engaging storyline and non-stop action, is a perfect complement to Universal’s hugely popular and successful DVD
Originals offerings.”

The Scorpion King 3 is directed by Roel Reine (Death Race 2). Leslie Belzberg (Crazy Heart) is the producer along with executive producers Stephen Sommers, Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks and Kevin Misher. The film’s production team includes director of photography Roel Reine, production designers Kuladee ‘Gai’ Suchatanun and Patrix ‘Pae’ Meesaiyaat and editors Radu Ion and Matthew Friedman.

As The Scorpion King 3 begins, Mathayus has lost his beloved queen and been driven from his former kingdom by a virulent plague. Now, an assassin for hire, Mathayus is dispatched by Horus, the King of Egypt, to protect his ally King Ramusan from imminent attack. In return for his services, he is promised Ramusan’s daughter Silda in marriage, as well as the legendary Eye of the Gods medallion, which imparts supernatural powers to its wearer. But to collect the reward, he will have to first rescue the princess, who is being held captive by Talus, the scheming brother of Horus. Mathayus agrees to the perilous mission, but the evil that lies in wait for him will challenge even his cunning and strength in a staggering test of courage unlike any he has faced before.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and Entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.

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