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Webzen Signs Howard Shore

Posted Apr 25, 2005 by Dana Massey

Webzen Signs Howard Shore

Webzen has announced that the famed film score composer Howard Shore, perhaps best known for his work on the Lord of the Rings, has been signed to do the score for their upcoming MMORPG SUN.

ONLINE GAMES COMPANY, WEBZEN, INC. SIGNS LEGENDARY FILM COMPOSER HOWARD SHORE TO CREATE SOUNDTRACK FOR SUN

Oscar® and Grammy® Award-Winning Composer to Create Feature Film-Quality Musical Score for Webzen’s Upcoming MMORPG Title


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA and Seoul, Korea, (April 25, 2005)
– Global online entertainment company, Webzen, Inc. (Nasdaq: Wzen) announced today the company has signed Oscar® and Grammy® award-winning composer Howard Shore to compose the music for the upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), SUN. Famous for his work on the acclaimed “The Lord of the Rings” films, Shore has also composed musical scores for other blockbuster films including  “The Aviator,” “The Gangs of New York,” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” In addition to his work on SUN, Shore is also in post-production with Peter Jackson on the upcoming “King Kong” movie. SUN is scheduled for release in North America on the PC in Q4 2005.
 
“It is a privilege for Webzen, Inc. to work with such a talented composer like Howard Shore,” said Nam Ju Kim, CEO of Webzen, Inc. “His composing legacy has spanned decades and we’re excited to be a part of his video game debut. We are confident that Howard will leave his signature mark on SUN and help elevate the quality and overall entertainment experience of the game to unprecedented levels in the online entertainment world.”
 
In composing the signature soundtrack for SUN, Howard Shore turned to The National Philharmonic of Russia (NPR). He is utilizing over 60 of the best orchestra players in Russia, and also using the expertise of renowned conductor Vladimir Spivakov.
 

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