Global online entertainment company, Webzen, Inc. announced today the company has signed Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Howard Shore to compose the music for the upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Sun
. Famous for his work on the acclaimed ?The Lord of the Rings? films, Shore has also composed musical scores for other blockbuster films including ?The Aviator,? ?The Gangs of New York,? and ?The Silence of the Lambs.? In addition to his work on Sun
, Shore is also in post-production with Peter Jackson on the upcoming ?King Kong? movie. Sun
is scheduled for release in North America on the PC in Q4 2005.
?It is a privilege for Webzen, Inc. to work with such a talented composer like Howard Shore,? said Nam Ju Kim, CEO of Webzen, Inc. ?His composing legacy has spanned decades and we?re excited to be a part of his video game debut. We are confident that Howard will leave his signature mark on Sun and help elevate the quality and overall entertainment experience of the game to unprecedented levels in the online entertainment world.?