MovieScore Media unleashes the soundtrack for Lionsgate’s latest Medieval epic: released on April 3, Last Knights, starring Clive Owen
and Morgan Freeman, spans a sweeping adventure score by Martin Tillman and Satnam Ramgotra, two musicians whose work is featured in dozens of Hans
Zimmer’s most epic scores (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel). Helmed by Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya, this classic tale of honor, loyalty and
vengeance follows a group of fallen warriors who rise against a corrupt and sadistic ruler in order to avenge their dishonored master. The score is
provided by two musicians who forged their compositional skills through collaborations with Hans Zimmer and also recruited Belgian singer Natacha
Atlas to lend her haunting vocals to the music.
World-renown cellist Martin Tillman began his collaborations with Zimmer on The Fan and has since played on several of his scores, including The
Pirates of the Caribbean films or The Ring franchise. As a composer, he contributed to Michael Mann’s Ali and is co-credited composer on The Ring
Two. Satnam Ramgotra is the extraordinary percussionist performing on dozens of scores ranging from Christopher Nolan’s Inception to family friendly
entertainment like Despicable Me. Tillman and Ramgotra had previously played together on scores like The Dark Knight trilogy, Angels Demons or Rush
- now they team up as composers for this adventure.
The soundtrack offers an exciting program of Zimmer-inspired action music akin to his King Arthur score. Considering the two composers own careers as
musicians, the music features excellent cello and percussion parts for the Medieval sieges and battles, but there’s more to the score than great
power anthems. The story’s focus on vengeance and loyalty offers a great contrast between the dark cues of deception and the heroic, noble anthems
of pledged alliance, empowered by the powerful vocal performance of Natacha Atlas. Featuring an hour’s worth of excellent action, adventure and
suspense music, Last Knights will be a delight to fans of The Da Vinci Code, Angels Demons and other Zimmer scores where Tillman and Ramgotra show
their talents as featured soloists.