FINAL DESTINATION 3 has the distinction of being the first Hollywood studio feature to have its score recorded in 2006, according to an article posted by Dan Goldwasser at soundrack.net. Composer Shirley Walker, who had previously scored the first two FINAL DESTINATION films, is back for this third installment, which also brings back director James Wong and writer Glen Morgan, from the first film in the series. The film focuses on a group of teens who narrowly avoided death on a defective rollercoaster - however, as with the previous films, death will find a way to get them. The result is a film filled with setups and scenarios that would make even Rube Goldberg envious.
Walker revisited her themes from the first two films, but there's even more bombast, tension and energy this time around, which was evident as she conducted a 93-piece orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage at Twentieth Century Fox Studios. The deaths are so messy and inventive, that score mixer Bobby Fernandez created a "Gore-O-Meter", indicating the type of death, and how violent and gross it was. The film will be released on February 10th.
For full story and scoring session photos, see: www.soundtrack.net/news/article/?id=704