John Corigliano’s score for the upcoming Mel Gibson thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell, will be replaced by a new score by Howard Shore. The switch of composers was first indicated when the theatrical poster for the film appeared online this week, showing a credit block that makes no mention of Corigliano but lists Howard Shore under the “music by” tag. Warner Bros. has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that Howard Shore is replacing the score but did not comment on the reasons behind the replacement. The film is produced by GK Films and Warner Bros. is distributing with a release date set to January 29.
According to MovieScore Magazine’s sources, Howard Shore is not only scoring Edge of Darkness for GK Films, but also their upcoming crime drama London Boulevard, based on the novel by Ken Bruen. This film is directed by William Monahan, who wrote the screenplay for Edge of Darkness and The Departed, another film scored by Howard Shore. London Boulevard stars Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell and Anna Friel. [Continue...]