I will be scoring Titan Rain, a new anime film from the producers of Ghost in the Shell. The announcement of both the film itself and my involvement in it was made today at Animation Asia Conference 2009 in Singapore.
Titan Rain represents the accumulation of many incredible artists, designers and writers, whose previous work includes Ghost in the Shell, JIN-ROH, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Afro Samurai, Heroic Age and Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland.
For me, its an incredible opportunity to work in the sci fi anime genre. Films such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell were a part of my first inspiration to become a composer, so this really is a dream come true. And Titan Rain looks like it will deliver a powerful story, concept and visuals. I’ll make sure the score lives up to that promise.
We start production on the film next year, so you guys will get to see (and hear) it in early 2012. The early concept art and scripts I’ve seen thus far alone are enough to fill my imagination with musical ideas. I think this one is going to be a lot of fun.
Check out the full press release for more details. And stop back here in a couple days; I’m doing two more entries about an exciting concert and contest before the end of the weekend.
Titan Rain producer and screenwriter Edmund Shern just sent me a special note to all you fans out there that I just had to post here. He also included a picture of the big announcement in Singapore:
( L -> R) Maki Terashima Furuta (VP, Production IG USA), Tow Ubukata (Screenwriter, Titan Rain), Atsushi Takeuchi (Director, Titan Rain), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (President/Founder, Production IG and Producer, Titan Rain), Edmund Shern (CEO/Founder, Storm Lion and Producer/Screenwriter, Titan Rain). (Back row, Bear McCreary in spirit in Singapore!)
“To the fans of Bear McCreary,