Monday, 22 April 2013

Penelope Austin & Robert Conley write song with J.J. Abrams for Star Trek Into Darkness film

Penelope Austin and long time collaborator songwriter and producer Robert Conley have recorded an original song for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” in theatres May 9.  The duo is among a select group of artists from six countries who received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their work featured in the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures.  

This is the latest is a string of successes for Penelope Austin, with recent synchs with HBO, SoHo Channel and Channel Seven.

For the first time ever in a Paramount live-action film, lyricists, vocalists and music producers from around the world were invited to add their creative talents and a local flavour to a track written for a major motion picture, which will be featured in the film during its theatrical run in each of the artists’ respective countries.

So, moviegoers in the countries that participated will hear a unique and different soundtrack than the moviegoers in other countries.  This opportunity, in which the artist’s own song will play during a pivotal scene with Star Trek’s iconic character Scotty, drew interest from the world’s hottest talent, including Australia’s Conley and Austin—who will now hear their work in the soundtrack in every movie theatre in Australia.

Their song THE DARK COLLIDE, which Conley co-wrote with Austin, who sings vocals, will be heard on the “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” soundtrack, which also features Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score, in every theatre in Australia.  

The song will be available for digital download on all major platforms around the films release. 

Penelope Austin and Robert Conley will walk the red carpet at the Australian Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS today at Event Cinemas George Street alongside very special guests J.J Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban.
Austin said “It is such a phenomenal opportunity that six artists around the world have been offered this opportunity.  I am so excited to see and hear the results at the Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS at the Premiere tonight”.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” follows the crew of The Enterprise as they are called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.  As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. 

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

 “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens in theatres in Australia on May 9.

“The Dark Collide”, written by J.J. Abrams, Charles Scott, Robert Conley & Penelope Austin. Produced by Charles Scott, vocals produced by Robert Conley and Performed by Penelope Austin.

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