‘Sleepy Hollow’, the Fox TV series, is a loose adaptation of the Washington Irving short story, ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, which has been adapted many times before, most notably the 1999 Tim Burton film (also titled ‘Sleepy Hollow’). The TV series is a different beast however, and Titan Books are about to release ‘Sleepy Hollow: Creating Heroes, Demons & Monsters’ by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, as a glimpse behind the curtain of its creation.
In 1970, Steve McQueen, at the height of his fame, put everything on the line to make the definitive motorsports movie. The resulting film, ‘Le Mans’, although a classic now (especially amongst motorsport fans), was a box office flop, and added to the list of disastrous events in McQueen’s life since he started making it. ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ is a documentary of that period.
‘American Ultra’, the latest film by Nima Nourizadeh, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, is a twist on the stoner comedy, with Eisenberg’s character unknowingly being a super-spy. To complement this concept, Nourizadeh wanted a slightly different score, with a twist, than her previous films.
Some series inspire great devotion and amongst the most inspiring is Star Trek. Despite numerous offshoots of the franchise and three different film incarnations, there is still a desire to explore this universe. As it is one of the greatest, most ground breaking series of all time, this is entirely understandable.
Zipper is a new film directed by Mora Stephens and executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, which tells the story of an ambitious federal prosecutor, who becomes embroiled in an addiction to high end escorts. To create an effective score for the film, the creators turned to renowned composer H. Scott Salinas (‘The Square’, ‘Cartel Land’, ‘Murder in the First’).