Release Date 02/17/2017
"There is a sickness inside all of us. A sense of the inevitable. A dark spot on the X-ray of our conscience. These are the terms I used when I discussed the score for A Cure For Wellness with composer Benjamin Wallfisch, months before a frame of the film had been shot." - Director Gore Verbinski
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, A Cure for Wellness is the new psychological thriller starring Dane DeHaan, in theaters February 17th via Twentieth Century Fox.
The music to the film was written by acclaimed composer Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures, Lights Out). Set for worldwide release on February 17th from Milan Records, the soundtrack release will be on CD, vinyl, and 180gram pearlescent white vinyl housed in a euro sleeve inside a fetching dress jacket. A download card for the digital version of the soundtrack will be included with each vinyl package. Today the first pieces of music -- the haunting cover of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated" featuring Mirel Wagner on vocals that is prominently featured in the trailer, as well as the thought-provoking orchestral piece "Bicycle" -- premiered via Brooklyn Vegan.
Benjamin Wallfisch, fresh off a Golden Globe nomination along with Hans Zimmer and Pharell Williams for Hidden Figures, is an Emmy nominated composer who has worked on more than 60 feature films over the last decade, composing music for such legendary filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier. His projects have been recognized with multiple awards and nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAS, Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Awards. Benjamin has also performed in concert with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House and the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall.
"The disease is an unseen force, pulling the camera down a long corridor and the protagonist towards his epiphany. It promises absolution but leaves a bitter taste in the back of our throats. It casts its spell. A lullaby. We are the Lotus Eaters. Blindfolded guests of The Great Con: It diagnoses us and then, offers a cure.
These are the ideas that flow to Benjamin’s fingers as they approach the keyboard. He pauses, eyes closed, and then mysteriously, the melodic phrase begins to form. A musical language evolves and the story takes shape, long before the cast has been assembled or the image exposed. Benjamin conceived a narrative opera that accompanied me on long walks in Berlin’s Tiergarten, pulsing through my headphones and informing the work ahead. It is how it should be, this dance between Director and Composer -- partners in the process from the onset. Benjamin is the progeny of musical genius. It is in his DNA. His ability to take abstract ideas and render them sonically is a gift and we are the beneficiaries.” - Gore Verbinski