A Tiny Superhero, A Massive Score:
Composer Christophe Beck the Musical Mastermind of Marvel’s Ant-Man
From Albert Tello and Costa Communications
In Theaters Nationwide July 17th, 2015
(Hollywood, CA) – June 15, 2015 —Iconic composer Christophe Beck leads the musical force with his massive score for Marvel’s next blockbusterAnt-Man, in theatres nationwide on July 17th, 2015. The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time. With the ability to shrink in size but grow in strength, a con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of the Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist to save the world. Ant-Man tallies another Marvel Enterprises project for Beck; he collaborated with Marvel in 2014 writing the song “Blind Man” for The Amazing Spider Man 2, and scored Elektra in 2005.
For the Ant-Man score, Christophe Beck combined action-oriented, grand-sounding superhero themes with fun and comical elements to evoke both anticipation and a sense of humor. Beck states: “For Ant-Man, I wanted to write a score in the grand symphonic tradition of my favorite superhero movies, with a sweeping scope and a big, catchy main theme. What makes this score stand out among other Marvel movies, though, is a sneaky sense of fun since it is, after all, not only a superhero movie, but also a heist comedy.” Beck’s score contributes to Ant-Man’s overall impact, emotionally engaging audience members and heightening all the thrills in this action-packed adventure.
Christophe Beck’s prolific composing career bridges genres and garners well-deserved acclaim. Beck scored the Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning animated film Frozen (the Frozen soundtrack album has sold over 3 million copies and was Grammy® nominated). Christophe Beck is also the musical voice of iconic comedies of the last decade including: The Hangover (one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all time), American Pie,Hot Tub Time Machine, and Pitch Perfect. Beck’s diversity as a composer is evident in his body of work ranging from documentaries (Red Army,Waiting for Superman, and the poignant true-life-based film We Are Marshall) to rom-coms including Under the Tuscan Sun, The Muppets, andCrazy, Stupid, Love. Beck’s breakthrough success came via composing music for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which he earned an Emmy®. At this year’s annual “Songs of Hope” charity event, Beck was presented with the Electronic Arts Composer Award.
Beck is unique in his versatile ability to develop the tone in any genre. His music combines a masterful use of complex dynamics to create tension and convey a vast spectrum of emotion. Beck’s scores add depth, intrigue, humor, and sentiment, and his music contributes powerfully to the aesthetic of each film he scores. Christophe Beck is currently scoring the highly anticipated film adaptation of Charles Shultz’s beloved comic stripPeanuts.