Dutch instrumentalist and film composer Antonius Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, will be scoring the Tomb Raider reboot's soundtrack. The famed musician began composing film scores in the mid-2000s by contributing additional music to Harry Gregson-Williams' soundtrack for Tony Scott's Domino, but it wasn't until he began collaborating with Hans Zimmer on numerous records in the late 2000s that his Hollywood career really started to take off. Since then, he has become a fan-favorite amongst moviegoers.
Junkie XL has co-composed and contributed additional music to several of Zimmer's scores, including for movies such as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Furthermore, he helmed his own productions for films such as 300: Rise of an Empire, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Deadpool. He was originally scheduled to follow-up his Batman V Superman score by scoring the upcoming Justice League movie, but that job will now be done by Danny Elfman during the movie's post-production. However, that doesn't mean he's out of work.
The composer announced on his Instagram account yesterday (image below) that he has been hired to compose the soundtrack for Roar Uthaug's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot for Warner Bros., which stars Alicia Vikander as the titular character, Lara Croft. The same report from earlier this summer that revealed Elfman's involvement with the Justice Leauge soundtrack also said that Holkenborg would be moving onto Tomb Raider (with speculation that his schedule didn't work with Justice League reshoots), but the news wasn't confirmed by either Holkenborg nor Warner Bros. until yesterday.
GK Films had been attempting a Tomb Raider reboot, based on the iconic video game series of the same name, for quite some time. Things finally started to move forward two years ago when Warner Bros. partnered with the studio, as well as MGM, and hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet to pen the script, with Norwegian filmmaker Uthaug directing. The film will primarily be based on Crystal Dynamics' 2013 video game reboot, which effectively revived general interest in the franchise, selling millions of copies worldwide.
The Tomb Raider reboot hits theaters in March and the studio has yet to begin actually marketing the film. Aside from a handful of still images, the only thing people have to go on are comments from the cast and crew, and even those are scarce. It's possible that the studio is waiting for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner: 2049 to release before diving into marketing Tomb Raider as well as Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, which also releases in March 2018.
Source: Junkie XL
- Tomb Raider (2018) release date: Mar 16, 2018