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Linkin Park Noisemaker Mike Shinoda To Score TIFF Midnight Madness Hit 'The Raid'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 10, 2011 10:51 AM
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Not long after a raucous midnight showing at TIFF's Midnight Madness section, actioner "The Raid," which picked up excellent reviews from the festival, is set to have a new sound, with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda coming on board, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to craft the picture's soundscape. Hailing from Indonesia (although helmed by Welsh director Gareth Huw Evans), "The Raid" follows the conflict between a SWAT team and a gang of mobsters armed to the teeth and trained in martial arts. Obviously really challenging stuff. It's from the makers of the martial arts film "Merantau," which featured a similarly threadbare plot as an excuse for some ornate martial arts choreography. It would be nice if someone told some of these guys that it's nice to have amazing stunts and a story as well, but hey, they can't all be Jackie Chan. And if they tried, it probably wouldn't end well for anyone's safety.

Glenn Danzig Writes New Song For 'Hangover 2'; Linkin Park Remix Themselves For 'Transformers 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 6:07 AM
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New Character Posters For 'The Hangover 2' RevealedNow that we got all of that Cannes stuff out of the way -- at least for this morning -- back to the summer blahs which means big, expensive popcorn fare that won't tax the brain, but aims to dazzle the eye. And with these projects looking to obliterate all of your senses, no surprise that that two films have brought on some big names to help flex their muscle in the music department.

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