The minimalist maestro heads to Hollywood.

Record-breaking snooze-inducer (a good thing!) Max Richter will soundtrack the debut feature film from Luke Scott, son of Blade Runner director Ridley Scott.

The younger Scott’s biggest project yet is the sci-fi thriller Morgan, starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones and Boyd Holbrook. The movie follows a corporate risk-management consultant who is summoned to a remote research lab to decide whether to terminate an at-risk artificial being (shades of Ex Machina in there, we reckon). Ridley Scott is a co-producer on the film, which is expected to be released in 2016.

Richter’s previous soundtrack projects include sci-fi drama Into the Forest and the second season of HBO’s The Leftovers. His latest album, an eight-hour piece designed to lull you to sleep, broke the world record for the longest broadcast of a single piece of music when it was performed live on Radio 3 earlier this year.

Read FACT’s interview with Richter from way back in 2008. [via FilmMusicReporter]



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