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2008 Music Preview - Quarter 3
A Look Ahead at this Summer's Soundtracks

The heat is up, school is out, vacations are on, fancy business ties are off.  What's not to like about Summertime?  Of course, traditionally the Summer is big-budget, big-box-office-time for Hollywood.  They save their money-makers just as we hit the mid-year point.  For 2008 there are some doozies.  There's a close race for the title of "the most anticipated" movie of the Summer between THE DARK KNIGHT and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (which actually helps to kick off blockbuster season in May) and THE DARK KNIGHT (July 18).  Your age bracket might determine which is the more anticipated flick, but in terms of the music, both John Williams and the Zimmer/Newton-Howard collaboration should keep our ears busy for weeks.  But if that wasn't enough (and it isn't) there's plenty more action in store for us this Summer with John Powell's score for HANCOCK and  Danny Elfman's HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY.

In the wake of all of these mega-movies, let's not forget the upcoming X-FILES 2 film, BANGKOK DANGEROUS, and, oh yes, STAR WARS:  THE CLONE WARS.   Some sleepers out there to keep an ear open for:  THE INTERNATIONAL (from the composing crew who brought us Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), and SPACE CHIMPS (Blue Man Group).  That's right, SPACE CHIMPS.

Just as the film industry looks forward to the Summer months, so does the gaming industry.  It would take weeks to list all of the games coming out this Summer, so we've listed three of the most-anticipated:  PROTOTYPE, TOO HUMAN, and THE FORCE UNLEASHED.  Look for these to have some noteworthy music attached!

Ok.  Enough with the intro, let's jump into July...


July 2008

 

Quarter 1 | January | February | March
Quarter 2 | April | May | June

Quarter 3 | July | August | September


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Tracksounds 2008 Music Preview is just that - a preview.  Release dates are subject to change...as our composers attached to these projects.  The details found in the following are subject to change.  We'll endeavour to stay on top of such changes, but if you spot something out of date or incorrect, please notify me.

 

 

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