TOMB RAIDER Soundtrack Available on March 9
March 8, 2018
Original Score by Grammy Nominee Tom Holkenborg
Sony Music announces the release of TOMB RAIDER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring the music of Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on March 9. The movie will be released in theaters in the U.S. on March 16.
“I am really pleased that Director Roar Uthaug invited me to be part of his reimagining of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider,” Holkenborg said. “Lara is such a strong female protagonist and Roar and Alicia’s vision for her feels very fresh, raw and human, but also really out-there. It was a joy to be given the chance to approach this score from a really edgy place
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, TOMB RAIDER is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (EX MACHINA, THE DANISH GIRL) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (THE WAVE). Oscar-winner Graham King (THE DEPARTED) produced under his GK Films banner. TOMB RAIDER also stars Dominic West (MONEY MONSTER, 300), Walton Goggins (THE HATEFUL EIGHT, DJANGO UNCHAINED), Daniel Wu (AMC’s INTO THE BADLANDS) and Oscar® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (THE ENGLISH PATIENT).
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is a Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well at the vanguard of exciting new film composers. His film scoring credits include MAD MAX FURY ROAD, DEADPOOL, BLACK MASS, DIVERGENT, BRIMSTONE, THE DARK TOWER and the forthcoming TOMB RAIDER origins story.
The foundation for Tom’s career started in his native Holland where he created multiple film scores, and undertook mentorships with celebrated composers Harry Gregson-Williams (on DOMINO and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN) and Klaus Badelt (on CATWOMAN). But things really started to fall into place when Tom started collaborating with Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Their partnership lasted several years, and most recently included 2016’s blockbuster BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, which marked the seventh scoring collaboration between Holkenborg and Zimmer. Holkenborg worked with Zimmer on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014), MAN OF STEEL (2013), DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012), MADAGASCAR 3 (2012),MEGAMIND (2010), and INCEPTION (2010).
Throughout his career, education and mentorship have been key themes for Tom. He created a Bachelor Program at the renowned ArtEZ Conservatorium, in his home town of Enschede, for music composition, from which more than 200 students have graduated, and continued his commitment to education on digital platforms, producing the online tutorial series, Studio Time.
Tom says about the TOMB RAIDER soundtrack: “We spend a lot of time on the ‘island‘ in the movie. It is otherworldly and wild, and I wanted to get people out of their comfort zones with some eerie crescendo moments. I spent months having custom pacific drums built, which I played myself to create insane adrenaline inducing rhythms. I also distorted our orchestral recordings, which yielded some unsettling qualities within the score. I want to thank Director Roar Uthaug for letting me push the envelope on this project. It was a lot of fun.”