Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson score Kingsman: The Golden Circle. From 20th Century Fox, the highly anticipated sequel of spy action adventure comedy is directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film marks their third co-composing venture; Jackman and Margeson previously co-scored Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick Ass 2 produced by Matthew Vaughn. The duo has returned for this highly anticipated sequel with Oscar winner Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong, along with franchise newcomers Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. Kingsman: The Golden Circle brings a new adventure that will test the agent’s strength and wits when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens in theaters September 22, 2017.
For the original film’s score, Kingsman: The Secret Service the composers adopted a British espionage musical approach. For the sequel, a Brit espionage orchestral musical approach is used but since the British spies are coming to America and specifically Kentucky, the composers wanted a unique musical language to convey that region so original Bluegrass music was also written into the nearly two-hour score. For the classic score, a full orchestra recorded in London at both Abbey Road Studios and Air Lyndhurst. For the bluegrass authenticity, leading musicians played instruments indicative of that genre including banjo, dobro, and fiddles along with legendary singer, fiddle player and member of the Bluegrass band Punch Brothers, Gabe Witcher.
Vaughn, Margeson and Jackman have a collaborated on several films, Kick Ass 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: First Class. Matthew Margeson has quickly built a reputation for his powerful arrangements and his ability to make audiences fall in love with the music. Originally a protégé of Henry Jackman, Margeson’s recent films include, Rings, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Kick Ass 2 He recently scored the heartwarming film, Eddie The Eagle which was produced by Matthew Vaughn.
Award-winning composer Henry Jackman has become a highly successful and prolific film composer. He has scored several Oscar nominated films including Big Hero 6, Captain Phillips, and Wreck-It Ralph. Last year, Variety named him “Billion-Dollar Composer” because of the tremendous Box-office success of his films. He is currently scoring Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
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