Today, Tuesday, September 9th, featuring new music by Paul Haslinger, Madison Gate Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack for “No Good Deed,” the new thriller
from Screen Gems on.
“No Good Deed offered a great opportunity to re-explore a style of score I had
first developed for the film Vacancy (also Screen Gems, 2007): music designed
to enhance psychological qualities in the telling of a story, in this case, a rather
dark one,” Haslinger comments. “My personal preference for this kind of
approach, is to mix classic film noir elements with music/sound-design elements,
sometimes alternating, sometimes superimposing them. The goal ultimately was
to connect the headspace of the characters with that of the audience, to make
the audience feel the threads of the story as they watch it unfold. Working off
great performances by Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, this was a unique and
rewarding project to be involved with!”
In the upcoming movie, Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal
suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming but dangerous
escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her
phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she
finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her
The movie is directed by Sam Miller from a script written by Aimee Lagos, and produced by Will
Packer & Lee Clay.
Leslie Bibb, Kate del
Castillo and Henry Simmons round out the cast.
Some background on Paul Haslinger, from the press release: His unique approach to sound, blending electronic and acoustic elements into his
scores, makes Paul Haslinger a distinguished composer in Hollywood with a
sizable body of work ranging from the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated TV
series “The Sleeper Cell” and the historic action movie “The Three Musketeers,”
to the captivating Sci-Fi Thriller “Underworld: Awakening”. Paul was born in
Austria where he studied at both, the prestigious Academy of Music and the
University of Vienna. In 1985, he joined German Electronic pioneers Tangerine
Dream. With them he worked on a multitude of projects, such as “Underwater
Sunlight”, and the soundtracks “Near Dark” (dir. Kathryn Bigelow) and “Miracle
Mile” (dir. Steve DeJarnett). In 1990, the band received a Grammy nomination for
their soundtrack to the documentary “Canyon Dreams”.
Screen Gems will release “No Good Deed” on September 12, 2014.
The film’s soundtrack track list follows. And underneath, you’ll find an exclusive listen of track 7, titled “It Is All a Game.”
1. On This Day
2. The Parole Hearing
3. The Accident
4. Leaving For The Weekend
5. Watching Alexis
6. 17 Creston Lane
7. It Is All A Game
8. At The Door
9. The Unrelaxing Shower
10. We Have To Leave
11. The Traffic Stop
12. Why Are You Doing This?
13. Your Girlfriend Is Dead
14. Fight For Life
15. Terry’s New Beginnings