Guns Akimbo—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by Enis Rotthoff (Wetlands, The White Orchid) is out digitally via Music.Film and Varese Sarabande! Rotthoff’s electronic score provides a wildly energized backdrop to the hilariously dark and violent action comedy.
Says Rotthoff: “Working on this film has truly been a unique experience for me. It’s almost as if my 15-year-old self, growing up in the 80s and 90s, had time travelled to 2019 to help me realize this score.”
Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man), the film is now playing in US theaters (get tickets). See album listening links and the movie trailer below.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
Enis Rotthoff is a German composer who splits time between Los Angeles and Berlin. His passion for scoring films combined with his orchestral mastery and cutting edge electronic sounds, has made him a leading voice for cinematic music in Germany and has contributed to his growing international reputation. Through his focus on close collaborations with filmmakers, he is able to build true cinematic concepts providing a unique musical language for each film he scores.
At a time when millions of people around the world are streaming e-sports content every day, it’s not hard to imagine a possible future with the blood-sport insanity of Jason Lei Howden’s Guns Akimbo. Videogame developer Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonistic comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal deathmatch fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. She’s at his front door. Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Smash TV and Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient. Howden foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme and online streaming platform used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.