Music For Unstoppable

We’ve just completed work on the forthcoming Denziel Washington film, Unstoppable for composer Harry Gregson Williams. We’ve been working on the score for the film remotely from our studios in the UK and sending unfeasibly large audio files overnight to LA, much to the disgust of our respective internet providers. The film is directed by Tony Scott and also stars Chris Pine from Star Trek.

A high proportion of our work on the score was sound design along with focussing on the huge pulsing rhythms needed to convey the size of these enormous trains. This entailed many days working on the sound of the train and experimenting with all kinds of metal groans and textures. Loads of fun and very challenging as ever on a Tony Scott film.

Here’s the film’s synopsis :

A massive unmanned locomotive, nicknamed “The Beast” and loaded with toxic cargo, roars through the countryside, vaporizing anything put in front of it. A veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine), aboard another train in the runaway’s path, devise an incredible plan to try and stop it – and prevent certain disaster in a heavily populated area.

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