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Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The film, set in 2057, follows the crew of a spacecraft equipped with a payload to re-ignite our dying Sun, which threatens Earth.

Danny Boyle provided the film to the band Underworld, who improvised a score for the film. Karl Hyde of Underworld was influenced by the music of avant garde composer György Ligeti, which had been used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Lux Aeterna by Ligeti particularly influenced Hyde. When Underworld finished recording, the band sent its work to composer John Murphy, who completed the score, resulting in a hybrid between Underworld and Murphy. The band I Am Kloot also contributed to the score with the track Avenue of Hope.

Despite high praise for the score from many fans of the film, a soundtrack for the film is still yet to be officially released, in part due to ‘disputes’ between the lawyers of Underworld and Fox Searchlight. A soundtrack was still widely expected to be eventually released, until the film’s producer Andrew Macdonald stated in a fansite interview that the soundtrack was “stuck” and that there were “no plans to release” it.

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