USA TODAY ON MOVIE
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com &
[ April 18th 2001 ]
reports on the upcoming Tomb Raider movie soundtrack,
specifically the increasing number of artists
queuing to maximise motion picture exposure.
so many recording artists turn to video games
to alleviate studio cabin fever, Elektra had no
problem luring cutting-edge stars to the soundtrack
for Tomb Raider, the hotly anticipated live-action
film based on the big-selling (24 million copies
worldwide) game featuring cyber-heroine Lara Croft.
Directed by Simon West (Con Air) and due June
15, Tomb stars Angelina Jolie, who also appears
in U2's upcoming video for the soundtrack's fresh
mix of Elevation. Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor,
a longtime video-game addict, screened several
scenes before writing and performing Deep, slated
for a mid-May release as the second single.
recorded specifically for the soundtrack, out
June 5, are the Chemical Brothers' Bounce, Groove
Armada's Edge Hill, BT's The Revolution Will Be
Televised, Outkast's Speed Ballin' and Basement
Jaxx's Where's Your Head @. Fatboy Slim revamped
Illuminata, featuring Bootsy Collins, and Missy
"Misdemeanor" Elliott radically recast current
Get Ur Freak On with Nelly Furtado. "We needed
songs that worked thematically and captured the
high-intensity vibe and darkness," says soundtrack
producer John Kirkpatrick of Elektra.