LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music announced today the release of the soundtrack to the action adventure film Rampage, which features an original score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of The Earth, City of Ember), as well as Grammy Award winning multi-platinum trailblazer Kid Cudi’s end title song “The Rage,” which includes a sample of the Smashing Pumpkins classic “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” Rampage will be released digitally and on CD on April 13 - the same date Rampage is in theaters.
Lockington’s wide-ranging approach to scoring the film included spending time in Gorilla enclosures to study their vocalizations and rhythmic patterns, recording a children’s choir from Uganda, and manipulating music with electronics and analog synths.
“Before Rampage was even green-lit, Brad Peyton and I began discussing and exploring music ideas that might work for the score,” the composer explained. “This included recording wild Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica, researching tribal music in the South Pacific, tracking down vintage modular computer chips used in 80's video games, and tasking sound programmers with designing custom analog synth rigs and processors.”
Rampage is the 4th film Lockington has worked on with the film’s director/producer Brad Peyton. “It blends elements of horror, comedy, action, and adventure while not losing the heart and intimacy that fuels the entire enterprise,” says Peyton of the score. “Andrew has done a beautiful job of not just blending these elements, but also evolving the ideas, and elevating the music to something that I could never have initially imagined when we started this process.”
The Rampage soundtrack is now available, and the track list is as follows. All music by Andrew Lockington with the exception of “The Rage” which is performed by Kid Cudi.
The Rage **
** performed by Kid Cudi
Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Rampage stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was directed by Brad Peyton, from a screenplay by Ryan Engle and Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, inspired by the Rampage video game. Serving as producers were Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Brad Peyton and Hiram Garcia, with executive producers Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Jeff Fierson, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Michael Disco. The director of photography was Jaron Presant; production designer, Barry Chusid; editors, Jim May and Bob Ducsay; costume designer, Melissa Bruning; VFX Supervisor, Colin Strause; and composer, Andrew Lockington. A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with ASAP Entertainment, a Wrigley Pictures/F.P.C./Seven Bucks Productions production, a Brad Peyton Film, Rampage will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Rated PG-13.
About Andrew Lockington:
Andrew Lockington is best known for his epic score to the blockbuster San Andreas, which grossed close to $475 million worldwide. Lockington’s other credits include the Golden Globe nominated Frankie and Alice, starring Halle Berry, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Journey to the Center of the Earth, the Tom Hanks-produced City of Ember, director Brad Peyton’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and The Space Between Us. Most recently, Lockington composed the adrenaline-filled score for the film Rampage. This film marks his fourth feature with director Brad Peyton. Lockington drew upon his knowledge and love of world music, his orchestral skills and electronic experimentation for the creation of this unique score. Rampage features large orchestra, processed brass and world percussion, vintage computer game electronics, manipulated animal noises recorded in the jungle on two continents and The African Children’s Choir from Uganda.
In 2008, he was named the Breakthrough Composer of the Year through the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) and was nominated for Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards.
In addition to writing scores, Lockington has written and performed multiple songs for films including “Stalking Stars,” featured in Ben Affleck’s 2013 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Argo, and “Move On,” featured in Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go.