STEVE JABLONSKY has composed the music for many of Hollywood’s most successful films. He composed the score for director Michael Bay’s blockbuster “Transformers” films: “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.” He also created the music for the director’s dark comedy, “Pain & Gain,” as well as his 2005 futuristic thriller, “The Island.” In addition, Jablonsky composed the scores for Bay’s Platinum Dunes horror remakes “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th,” “The Hitcher,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Amityville Horror.”
Jablonsky’s recent credits include “Spenser Confidential” starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg for Netflix, “Bloodshot” starring Vin Diesel and directed by David S. F. Wilson for Sony, the action-comedy “Game Over, Man!” starring Adam Devine and directed by Kyle Newacheck and the action thriller “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne Johnson and written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Upcoming projects for Jablonsky include Rawson Marshall Thurber’s action comedy thriller “Red Notice” starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds for Netflix, and the CBS dark comedy-drama “Why Women Kill” from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry.
Jablonsky has worked on multiple projects with director Peter Berg, including the action drama “Lone Survivor,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch, and the action adventure “Battleship,” starring Liam Neeson and Alexander Skarsgård. He continued his collaboration with Berg on the action-thriller “Deepwater Horizon.” Jablonsky also recently composed the score for the Keegan-Michael Key-Jordan Peele action-comedy “Keanu” and the action-adventure “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”
Jablonsky’s additional film credits include the scores for the Vin Diesel-Elijah Wood actioner “The Last Witch Hunter”; Gavin Hood’s adventure “Ender’s Game,” starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield; Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad,” starring Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling; David Gordon Green’s comedy adventure “Your Highness,” starring James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride; and the Japanese anime film “Steamboy,” directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, as well as the documentaries “Origin Story” and “When Elephants Fight.”
For television, Jablonsky wrote the music for the smash hit ABC series “Desperate Housewives.” He also composed the score for the award-winning telefilm “Live From Baghdad,” as well as several series, including “Threat Matrix” and ESPN’s “Sports Century: The Century’s Greatest Athletes.” He more recently scored the entire first season of NBC’s comedy, “You, Me and the Apocalypse.”
Jablonsky developed his film composing career collaborating with such noted composers as Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams. He has written additional music for such films as “Bad Boys 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Armageddon,” “Tears of the Sun,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Hannibal” and “Deceiver.”
With videogames becoming more innovative and sophisticated, so have their scores. Jablonsky’s music can be heard in such top-selling games as “Gears of War: Judgment,” “Gears of War 2 & 3,” “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” “Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands,” “Transformers: The Game,” “The Sims 3” and “Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath.”
He also scored the music for the BMW spot “Hostage” for director John Woo, as well as commercials for such products as Chevrolet, Coca-Cola and the U.S. Army.