The Score: A Quantum Quest for Film Composer Shawn Clement

quantum-questQUANTUM QUEST, a new 3-D, computer animated, large format, action-adventure film that interweaves animated sequences with actual space imagery captured from seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions, will receive an equally large-scale musical score from award-winning composer Shawn Clement.

A multifaceted composer, Clement’s film credits include WE MARRIED MARGO and LAST CHANCE, with notable scores for television shows such as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Season 2 episodes), and music for video games such as OPEN SEASON, THE SIMS 2 and BATMAN: RISE OF SIN TZU. Clement is also credited with establishing the definitive dramatic musical style of the reality show format; his efforts have earned him ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards. Clement’s music has set the tone for the voyeuristic sensations including AMERICAN IDOL, NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA, SNOOP DOGG’S FATHER HOOD, MY SUPER SWEET 16 and HOGAN KNOWS BEST.

Clement will record his original score for QUANTUM QUEST at George Lucas’ legendary Skywalker Ranch facility in April.

QUANTUM QUEST, which premieres in theaters in September 2009, stars Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Amanda Peet, Robert Picardo, Brent Spiner, James Earl Jones, William Shatner, Mark Hamill, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The film takes place in an atomic world, where the forces of the Core and the forces of the Void battle for the fate of the universe. The Core is a kind being, who lives inside all suns; his children are protons, photons, and neutrinos. The Void is that which existed before the Big Bang; he hates everything and everyone in the universe for invading his nothingness. The Void has an army of anti-matter that he uses to try and destroy the forces of the Core. QUANTUM QUEST centers on the story of Dave, a young photon, who is forced out of the Sun on a journey of discovery. Dave must get to the Cassini Space Craft and save it from the forces of the Void.

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