Mark has completed the score for Planes, and will score Planes 2 for release next summer! He is also composing a musical theatre adaptation for Broadway of the film August Rush with book writer Glen Berger (Spider-man) for WB along with CJ Entertainment and producer Richard B. Lewis.
Mark has recently finished work on Penthouse North, reuniting him with director Joseph Ruben. The film will be released by the Weinstein Company. Mark is also starting work on a musical based on August Rush.
Mark recently was commissioned by Disney to compose a 30 minute original suite with recording artist Kaelii Rachell. The suite, entitled, “The Journey” will be played in the in and around the grounds of Disney’s new Hawaiian resort, Aulani.
Mark is currently working on an unreleased Sony project titled Sorcery. More details to come!
Mark Mancina has produced a song for the new Clint Eastwood film Invictus. The song is called “Colorblind”, and Mark played all the instruments and it is sung by Overtone. Mark is currently working with them writing and producing.
Mark is also writing songs and score for a new “Unnamed Rob Minkoff Christmas Musical”.
Mark has recently started work on the new Weinstein Co./MGM film, Hurricane Season. Directed by Tim Story and starring Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington, the film is expected to be released in March 2009.