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(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Young adds to an impressive list of nearly 100 feature films in virtually every genre with the score to Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment release Untraceable, the latest thriller by director Gregory Hoblit from a script by Allison Burnett. Starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Diane Lane, Untraceable finds itself in theaters January 25.
The film centers on an FBI cyber cop (Lane) as she races to track down a ruthless online predator who conducts violent and painful murders live on the net. Film composer Young provides a thrilling score, as he did for the box office breaking Spider-Man 3. Young's distinctive and imaginative approaches to several unusual projects have made him a highly sought-after commodity on films with unusual subject matter. He wrote an ingenious score incorporating breathing effects for the offbeat film The Vagrant; provided a darkly dramatic score to the Christian Slater/Kevin Bacon prison drama Murder in the First; and tuned in perfectly to the offbeat sensibility of the Bill Murray comedy The Man Who Knew Too Little. His long list of works include the scores for Hellraiser and its sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II; plus such hits as Runaway Jury, The Shipping News, The Core and The Grudge.
Recently honored at the 13th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival with the award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Film Composing, Young has received numerous awards and nominations throughout a celebrated career. He has won three BMI Film & TV Awards (The Grudge, Swordfish and Entrapment) and a Saturn Award (Hellbound: Hellraiser II.) He has been nominated for two Emmys (Norma Jean & Marilyn, Last Flight Out) and received both Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for the Miramax film The Shipping News.
In addition to his busy film-composing schedule, Young is imparting his experience and knowledge to a new generation of film composers. He has been teaching at USC since the early Nineties.
He is currently completing Sleepwalking, a drama from director Bill Maher starring Charlize Theron, Dennis Hopper and Woody Harrelson making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival January 22.