New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
is excited to announce the April 5 release of the soundtrack to "Shazam!" Directed by David
F. Sandberg ("Annabelle: Creation"), New Line Cinema's superhero origin story will be in theaters April 5, 2019.
The 29-track "Shazam!" soundtrack album features original score by acclaimed composer Benjamin
Wallfisch ("Blade Runner 2049," "IT"), under the direction of David
F. Sandberg, with whom he worked on the box office hit "Annabelle: Creation."
"It's always such an incredible joy collaborating with David," explained Wallfisch. "Not only is he a visionary filmmaker, he's also a great musician. We both have a shared love of the classic superhero, fantasy and adventure scores of the `80s, and we started the SHAZAM! score by trying to channel the feeling of wonder and hope that incredible music gives you. It felt like being a kid again; I grew up in the `80s in total awe of, and in love with, that music."
Sandberg spoke about working with Wallfisch on the film's music. "Ben is the only composer I've worked with so far, and the guy is amazing," explains the director. "Something we talked about is that I wanted it to feel very much like a classic superhero score, because Shazam is a Golden Age Super Hero, and I wanted to honor that history."
The Shazam! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
is now available for digital and CD preorder. It will be available for streaming and for purchase digitally April 5, and on CD May 10. The track list is as follows:
The Consul of Wizards
The Rock of Eternity
It's You or No One
Dude, You're Stacked
This is Power
You're Like a Bad Guy, Right?
Them's Street Rules
You Might Need it More Than Me
Come Home Billy
Give Me Your Power
His Name Is
Play Time's Over
All Hands On Deck
I Can Fly!
We've Got a Lair
I Name the Gods
BENJAMIN WALLFISCH (Composer) is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA-, GRAMMY- and Emmy Award-nominated composer whose career spans over 75 feature films, recently including Denis Villeneuve's critically acclaimed "Blade Runner 2049," in collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer and regular collaborator Hans Zimmer; Andy Muschietti's "IT," the most successful horror film of all time; Academy Award Best Picture nominee "Hidden Figures" (in collaboration with Pharrell Williams
and Hans Zimmer); and David
F. Sandberg's box office hit "Annabelle: Creation." On the invitation of Zimmer, he contributed music based on Elgar's "Enigma Variations" for Christopher
His other recent projects include Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness"; the Steven Spielberg-produced short film "Auschwitz," directed by James
Moll; "King of Thieves," starring Michael Caine and directed by James
Marsh; and Steven Knight's "Serenity," starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. His upcoming movies include "Hellboy," starring David
Harbour, Milla Jovovich, and Ian McShane, directed by Neil Marshall and "IT Chapter Two," directed by Andy Muschietti.
With over 25 acclaimed albums of his music released to date, Wallfisch has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony, at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock
and Yuja Wang, and has over 50 concert music commissions to his name.
Wallfisch has collaborated three times with Pharrell Williams, including a live performance at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards, and recently partnered with Adele, arranging her 2017 GRAMMY performance of George
Michael's "Fast Love."
A member of BAFTA since 2009, Wallfisch was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2014 and was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! With the help of superhero enthusiast friend Freddy, Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of the child he is inside. But he'll need to master them quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who's got his eye on Shazam's powers and wants them for himself.
F. Sandberg directed the origin story that stars Zachary Levi as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Asher Angel
as Billy Batson. Peter
Safran produced the film, which also stars Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy's best friend Freddy, and Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard. Firmly set in the DC universe but with its own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher
Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson served as executive producers.
A New Line Cinema presentation, "Shazam!" hits theaters April 5, 2019, and will be distributed worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material. www.ShazamMovie.com