Netflix’s highly anticipated action comedy thriller Red Notice arrives to streamer this Friday and like any great action movie, it’s not just the fun one-liners, charming performances, and plethora of explosions that make the movie. Much of the credit is given to the soundtrack, which can help improve the experience. To help whet audiences further, Collider can exclusively create two tracks from the film, “The Egg” and the main theme, “Red Notice.”
Red Notice, what stars Dwayne johnson, Gal gadot, and Ryan reynolds, tells the story of FBI profiler John Hartley (Johnson) who received a Red Notice – the highest warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted – who finds him in the midst of a global heist, forcing him to Team up with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Reynolds) to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gadot). Written and Directed by a Frequent Johnson Contributor Rawson Marshall Thurber (Skyscrapers, Central Intelligence), Red Notice promises to be a stylish cat and mouse globetrotter game.
The soundtrack is composed by Steve jablonsky, a name that might be familiar to Transformer movie franchise fans. This soundtrack marks Thurber and Jablonsky’s second collaboration, as the duo worked together in 2018 Skyscraper. The main theme, “Red Notice”, exudes a nostalgic vibe of TV spy. Imbued with striking percussion and led by a detective-sounding flute, the music sets a light, yet dangerous and adventurous tone. Jablonsky spoke about his experiences writing the music for the action film:
“Write the score for Red Notice was a highlight of his career. On our first creative call, Rawson told me he wanted big, fun themes; three words I love to hear. The script looked like an homage to some of my all-time favorite action-adventure movies, but reimagined in a modern and clever way only Rawson could achieve. I knew straight away that I wanted to do something big and orchestral; something that felt both classic and modern. Luckily, Rawson agreed, so I got down to writing the theme. We worked together for months to create the music for each scene, and I’m very proud of the result. “
“When Steve called me after reading my first draft of Red Notice, I knew there was no other composer on the planet that I would have preferred to bring this particular story to life, ”adds Thurber.
“He immediately understood the tone I was looking for – big, fun, swashbuckling, throwback vibe. Neither of us wanted to trust the standard and expected instruments and arrangements found in a typical heist movie – we wanted big. We wanted to swing for the fences. And Steve didn’t just swing for the fences, he put it in the parking lot. “
Red Notice hit theaters on November 5 but will be available on Netflix on November 12, when the soundtrack will also be published. Check out the two tracks below:
Red Notice | Red Notice (Netflix movie soundtrack) –
The egg | Red Notice (Netflix movie soundtrack)
“Skyscraper” filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber will be directing the big-budget movie for the streaming service.
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