The World’s Finest has received a press release for the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham original soundtrack. Batman: Assault on Arkham – which will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. An accompanying soundtrack for the movie will hit compact disc on Tuesday, Auvgust 26th, 2014 from La-La Land Records, though a digital download alternative is currently available from WaterTower Music.
Continue below for more details on the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack release.
TO BE RELEASED BY LA-LA LAND RECORDS
Composed by Robert J. Kral
La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack for Batman: Assault on Arkham composed by Robert J. Kral (Superman Doomsday, Duck Dodgers) on CD August 26, 2014. This limited edition CD (1500 units) will contain 4 exclusive tracks not available elsewhere.
“Batman: Assault on Arkham marks a departure from what we normally do from a music standpoint,” said director Jay Olivia. “We usually do the operatic epic music that we’ve all become accustomed to in the live action and animated comic book films for the last twenty five years…. James Tucker, my producer, was very supportive of the idea of doing a more contemporary take on the superhero music and when Rob sent us his first pass of the score, we were tremendously pleased.”
Batman: Assault on Arkham is a direct-to-video animated superhero that is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The film is based on the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, and is a direct sequel to Batman: Arkham Origins. Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding direct, with a script by Heath Corson and James Tucker producing. The film was screened at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International on July 25, 2014, and was released digitally on July 29 and on physical media on August 12.
In the universe of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, and Batman soon becomes involved. Things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well.
“In terms of influence, for this movie most of the approach I knew would be different, with influences coming from Guy Ritchie movies or even Ocean’s 11 in places,” explains Kral. “Jay and I definitely wanted some funk grooves. We wanted the flavor of setting up the story to feel like a heist movie but set in the Batman world.”
Robert Joseph Kral, born 5 July 1967, is an Australian film and television composer. He scored the TV series, Angel, and the spin-off of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer for most of the entire series. He also composed the scores for the TV series Miracles for ABC / Touchstone, Duck Dodgers for Warner Bros. Animation, The Inside for Fox Television, Lionsgate motion picture The Haunting in Connecticut and the Lionsgate / Sci Fi series, The Lost Room. His animated film scores include Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern: First Flight, Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur and Superman Versus The Elite. He scored the animated TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. In 2005, Kral won an Annie Award for Best Music in an Animated Television Production, for his work on Duck Dodgers.
“Rob was able to transition from scene to scene fluidly all the while changing the tone and mood without blinking,” described Olivia. “Arkham would not be the film it is without Rob’s immense contribution and translation of my crazy ideas and I feel that amongst all of the crazy fight scenes, insulting banter, and double crosses. Rob was able to find the heart.”
DC Animation presents Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available digitally and will be available on physical media on August 12. The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD from www.lalalandrecords.com on August 26, 2014.
Please note WaterTower Music currently has a digital edition of Batman: Assault on Arkham – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack currently available to purchase through most online outlets.
Click here to view the trailer and additional media for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.
Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray and single-disc DVD on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The film is now available to own via Digital HD. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.
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