Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of Hercules - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, composed by World Soundtrack Award nominee Fernando Velázquez. Directed by Brett Ratner, the film stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role alongside Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell. The soundtrack was released digitally on July 22 and will be released on CD August 5.

"I really tried to address the strength and nobility of Hercules in the movie," comments Velázquez on the score, which was recorded with the London Philharmonia Orchestra. "The music tries to capture this kindness along with the great strength. It sounds modern and yet it feels classical as it is completely symphonic, even when incorporating electronics and all kind of 'modern' drums." In tracks such as "Pirates' Camp," "Bessi-Battle" and "Centaurs," Velázquez conjures up stirring feelings of combat and excitement. In "Hercules" and "The Statue Falls," he finds a heroic vein. The combined resources of orchestral and electronic music create powerful mythical sounds in the tracks "Athens" and "Dungeon," while in "I Will Believe in You" Velázquez shows his skill at evoking sincere emotion.

Hercules will be released in theaters Friday, July 25.