My inner 80’s child just exploded. Seriously, it was a nuclear bomb sized blast of unbridled glee. You have to understand, I grew up on 80’s action films. Commando, Predator, Rambo, Aliens, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, etc… These were the staple weekend films that my dad and I would plunk ourselves down on the family room couch to watch during my childhood. Yes, my dad is awesome.
On top of that, I loved me some 80’s power metal. Was it over the top? Sky high. Was it cheesy? Pure American cheddar cheesy. But damn was it exciting and a blast to listen to.
Why do I mention all of this? Simple. It has been announced that 80’s power metal band Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio will be composing the music for Soldier, a new Jean Claude Van Damme film set for release in 2013. DeMaio will also be bringing in Manowar songs for the soundtrack.
Read on for quotes from DeMaio and Van Damme.
Van Damme explains, “I met with Joey DeMaio and explained my vision for the entire soundtrack. He will be writing original score as well as bringing Manowar songs to the movie.”
DeMaio states, “We’ve always had a passion for movies, especially those that celebrate the values that matter for us: righteousness, honor, bravery. Contributing musically to such stories, and working with some of the greatest action heroes in cinema history is an honor and a pleasure. We are ready to deliver a powerful soundtrack to this really great movie.”
The film is being produced by longtime Van Damme collaborator Moshe Diamant (pictured above with DeMaio and Van Damme).