A new interview with AvP2 music composer, Brian Tyler, has appeared at MovieMusicUK.us. The interview covers a lot of different things but he mentions that he’s recording AvP2 soon in LA and tells us a little about what his approach is going to be for the score:
BT: …Of course, there’s the next “Alien vs. Predator” movie, and I’ll be recording that soon, here in Los Angeles. And it’s obvious, anyone who knows me knows I’m a massive sci-fi fan, so venturing into the Aliens and Predator world, there’s no words to describe how cool that is for me.
CD: Is your score going to follow any of those directions, or…?
BT: What I would like to try and do with this one is to really go back to what I think worked in the original “Alien”… “Alien”, “Aliens”… well, Goldenthal’s is a great score, too, they’re all great scores, Frizzell’s, I love them all, but we’re really trying to echo the early ones, as well as Alan’s score for “Predator”. So we are going to be delving into those areas, the sonic template for it will be very orchestral and very natural. It’s not going to be keyboard-y or overproduced, not the hyperproduced sort of thing.
A lot of people do that very well, Hans is great at that very slick sound, but we’re going go the other way on that, go for a very primal sound. It reflect the primal nature of both aliens and predators, if you go back and watch the originals, they’re very primal. The original “Alien”, some of that stuff, it’s so organic, so exciting. There’s a bit of military stuff going on, and there’s some of that in “Aliens”, it had a little bit of a military sound. But, you know, it’s a bit like going to my childhood, being able to experience that again. The directors are great, the movie’s coming along great, so really looking forward to that.
Thanks to John for the news.