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Movies 24/09/2012

Composer Lorne Balfe Returns To The Skylands With The Soundtrack For Skylanders: Giants

Composer Lorne Balfe Returns To The Skylands With The Soundtrack For Skylanders: Giants

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ CineMedia Promotions) Thousands of years ago, the Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it's time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders to defeat KAOS. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands!

Lorne Balfe is a Grammy award-winning film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the Dreamworks' animation Megamind, and Ron Howard's film The Dilemma, in collaboration with Academy Award- winning composer, Hans Zimmer. In addition to being recognized for producing two of Zimmer's Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score for BAFTA award- winning Crying With Laughter and he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.

Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including: the Pirates of the Caribbean II, and III, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the 2009 Golden Globe™ nominated film Frost/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe's role as a score producer on 2008′s The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy™ for "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture."

In 2009, Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videogame, and score producer for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar® nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan's Inception, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.

Balfe's film and TV projects include The Sweeney (Nick Love's film based on the 1970s UK TV series), the ITV1 documentary Harry's Mountain Heroes, the British made film, Ironclad, the TV anthology Five (directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins, and Penelope Spheeris) and the Ron Howard-produced Imagin8ion (directed by Bryce Howard). His work can also be heard in the video games Assassin's Creed Revelations (featuring main theme, cutscenes & multiplayer music by Balfe) and Skylanders: Giants.

Balfe's upcoming projects include Ubisoft's Assassins Creed III, the thriller The Frozen Ground (starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack), and Not Another Happy Ending (starring Karen Gillian).






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