Sony Music announces the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Amazing Spider-Man™. With original music written by two-time Oscar®-winning composer James Horner, the soundtrack recording is available on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
One of the world's most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man™. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves from a story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Manis the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
One of the biggest names in modern film music, James Horner, composed the score. As a distinguished orchestrator and conductor of orchestral music, Horner is noted for his skill in combining choral, electronic and instrumental effects in movie scores – of which he has more than 100 to his credit. Horner is the composer of the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time: Titanic (1997). He has won two Academy Awards® and two Golden Globes (in both cases Best Original Score for Titanic and Best Original Song for "My Heart Will Go On" in the same film), and gained eight further Academy Award® nominations. His best-known work includes the soundtracks of such classics as Aliens (1986), Braveheart (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Avatar (2009).
Horner's music underlines both the exciting action of the film and its personal, touching, romantic moments. The film's director, Marc Webb, was seeking a composer to "create a score that felt massive and huge but also intimate and small." Webb succeeded in that search and found Horner whose music expresses both grandeur and intimacy.