When a world renowned Hollywood movie director entered editing suite #23 of Universal Studios in Los Angeles to begin work on the final cut of his multi million dollar movie (slated for release eight months later), the classical score had already been delivered. Written by his close friend, a legendary film composer, recorded by a huge orchestra in London, premixed, waiting to be laid under the picture sequences at the digital suite. It was clear that a great deal of hard work and passion had been dedicated in the making of this individual sound signature. But that was not to be.
Whilst driving home one evening, after a long day working on his final edit, the well-known movie director clicked a song on his son's iTunes, which immediately caught his attention. He listened to it over and over again. On arrival home, he knew that was it. The powerful and yet very melodic and melancholic song was exactly the kind of music his movie needed. On the same night he made his agent contact with the two guys who had produced the track that had so deeply moved him.
Within three days they all met in editing suite #23, Universal City, watched the edit and talked about plans to make the whole soundtrack in their style. Naturally, this meant replacing the classical score, that had been so meticulously written, arranged and recorded by the director’s dear friend. It took We Are Are We three weeks of 24 hours shifts, to produce all the music for the hundred minute Hollywood blockbuster-to-be. The two boys were thrilled to have been given such an amazing opportunity. And Mr. Director was more than happy with the final result.
But then it happened. The studio blocked the whole project; just 4 months before it's international premiere. For legal reasons, for reasons we are not allowed to talk about, or for the real reasons we will never know... one very peculiar affair. Only to say, that the fiasco has to do with money, corruption, vanity and studio politics. The way it always is. The stuff Hollywood folklore is made of. And the real tragedy was that the rough-cut movie had received amazing feedback at the test screenings. One trusted critic had described it as an "absolute masterpiece".
Just imagine the numbers: $110 million dollars invested in production. 4 years of planning and hard work, a cast and crew of over 300 people including three household names in the lead roles. And 1 film that will never see the light of day. So that's the end of the story... well almost. What does remain is the music. We Are Are We's compositions, the musical soundtrack to support the vision of a great director, a vision that will never be seen by the public. Therefore, this music will remain the only evidence of this Hollywood mystery case! So, here it is... maybe close your eyes.