Category : Film

21 Sep 2016

John Paesano is composing the original score for the upcoming biographical drama All Eyez on Me. The film is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air) and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Kat Graham and Jamie Hector. The movie chronicles the life and legacy of hip-hop artist and actor Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom, his imprisonment, and his time at Death Row Records. Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft have written the screenplay. James G. Robinson (Ace VenturaTwo for the Money) and David C. Robinson (Dream HouseMan of the Year) are producing the project for Morgan Creek, alongside L.T. Hutton. The film will be released June 16, the late rapper’s birthday.

Paesano also has the comedy Almost Christmas, as well as the drama Same Kind of Different as Me coming up. He also scored the Chloe Grace Moretz-starring drama Brain on Fire, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is expected to be released next year by Broad Green Pictures.





30 Jul 2015

91H0gDYomLL._SX425_Sony Classical will release the official soundtrack album for the sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. The album features the film’s original music composed by John Paesano (Daredevil, When the Game Stands Tall, Dreamworks Dragons) who previously scored last year’s first part in the series. The soundtrack will be released on September 11, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor. The movie will be released nationwide on September 18 by 20th Century Fox.

13 Apr 2015

SKODAMJohn Paesano is scoring the upcoming drama Same Kind of Different as Me. The film is directed by Michael Carney and stars Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt and Jon Voight. The movie based on the book of the same title by Ron Hall, Denver Moore & Lynn Vincent (Heaven Is for Real) follows an international art dealer who must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife. Carney has also written the screenplay with Hall and Alexander Foard. Mary Parent (Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Noah) and Cale Boyter are producing the project for Disruption Entertainment, alongside Hall, Darren Moorman and Stephen Johnson. Paesano has previously composed the music for Carney’s short JewSame Kind of Different As Me is currently in post-production and will be released on April 29, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.

Paesano’s recent projects also include Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil, which premiered last week. The composer has also scored the sports drama My All American starting Aaron Eckhart and has the YA novel adaptation sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials coming up later this year. He also continues to score DreamWorks Dragons, which will return for a third season this summer on Netflix.

19 Nov 2014

John Paesano to Return for ‘The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’John Paesano has officially signed on to score the upcoming sequel The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials. Wes Ball returns to direct the second part in the series, which stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Patricia Clarkson who reprise their roles from the first part. They are joined by new cast members members Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor. T.S. Nowlin has written the sequel’s script based on the novel by James Dashner. Temple Hill Entertainment and the Gotham Group are back to produce the project. Paesano previously scored this year’s first installment in the series, which just crossed the $100 Mio. mark at the domestic box office. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is set to be released on September 18, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.

Transported to a remote fortified outpost, Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers find themselves in trouble after uncovering a diabolical plot from the mysterious and powerful organization WCKD. With help from a new ally, the Gladers stage a daring escape into the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. The Gladers only hope may be to find the Right Hand, a group of resistance fighters who can help them battle WCKD.
17 Nov 2014

My_All_American-posterJohn Paesano has been tapped to score the upcoming sports drama My All American. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Angelo Pizzo (Rudy, Hoosiers, The Game of Their Lives) and stars Aaron Eckhart, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney and Sarah Bolger. The movie tells the true story of 1960s University of Texas football star Freddie Steinmark and his relationship with legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal. Steinmark was a player on the national-title-winning 1969 team, before his career was cut short when he went to the hospital for a bone bruise and learned that he had a cancerous tumor that took his leg. Pizzo has also written the screenplay. Paul Schiff (Rushmore, My Cousin Vinny, Mona Lisa Smile) is producing the project. My All American is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2015.

Paesano who previously scored this year’s hit feature The Maze Runner and the sports drama Where the Game Stands Tall also has Marvel Studios’ Netflix series Daredevil coming up. The composer will also return to score the third season of DreamWorks Animation’s show Dragons: Riders of Berk, which is set to premiere in 2015.

01 Mar 2014

175364John Paesano 
is composing the music for the upcoming sports drama When the Game Stands Tall. The film is directed by Thomas Carter and stars Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig. The movie follows the high school team of De La Salle and its young coach Bob Ladouceur who turned the perennial loser into a legend by launching a streak of 138 straight victories. Scott Marshall Smith (The Score, Men of Honor) has written the screenplay based on the book of the same title by Neil Hayes. David Zelon (Soul Surfer, Into the Blue) is producing the Mandalay Pictures production. Carter has previously collaborated with such composers as James Horner (Swing Kids), Mark Isham (Save the Last Dance) and Trevor Rabin (Coach Carter). When the Game Stands Tall is currently in post-production and is set to be released on August 22, 2014 by TriStar Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

As previously reported, Paesano also has the young adult novel film adaptation of The Maze Runner, as well as the NBC drama Crisis starring Gillian Anderson & Dermot Mulroney coming up.

12 Jul 2013

maze-runner-posterJohn Paesano has signed on to score the upcoming sci-fi mystery drama The Maze Runner. The movie is based on the bestselling young adult novel by James Dashner and is set in a post-apocalyptic era where a group of teenage boys trapped in an enormous maze seek their freedom. The film is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Jacob Lattimore, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper and Aml Ameen. Noah Oppenheim wrote the screenplay for the Temple Hill Entertainment and the Gotham Group production. The movie marks Paesano’s first major studio feature film project. The Maze Runner is set to be released on February 14, 2014 by 20th Century Fox.

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life. Thomas quickly becomes part of the group and soon after demonstrates a unique perspective that scores him a promotion to Runner status — those who patrol the always-changing maze to find an escape route. Together with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), the only female, Thomas tries to convince his cohorts that he knows a way out.