Sony Music’s VENOM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), with original music by three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Creed, Atlanta), is out now! Fans can check out the soundtrack to the film, which is out in theaters today, HERE.
Amongst an impressive resume of TV and film credits, Göransson is best known for his collaborative work with Donald Glover, producing records under the Childish Gambino pseudonym, including the critically-acclaimed and GRAMMY® Award-winning albumAwaken, My Love!
One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams). Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined – where does Eddie end and Venom begin?
“As a fan of the Venom comics – it was an intriguing challenge for me to write music for two incredibly explosive characters cohabiting one body,” says Ludwig about the project. “The challenge was in creating two separate identities at the beginning of the story that could later be interwoven and coalesced. For the Venom score I drew on my roots as a metal guitar player. I set out to redefine metal by contemporizing it with current production techniques and infusing it with the super power of the orchestra.”
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Columbia Pictures’ Venom makes its way to North American theaters October 5, 2018. Based on the Marvel Comic, the screenplay was written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel with the screen story by Pinkner & Rosenberg. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. David Householter, Stan Lee, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy, Edward Cheng and Howard Chen serve as executive producers. Scott Haze and Reid Scott also star.