You might not have heard of electronic/orchestral duo Franz and Helmut Vonlichten aka E.S. Posthumus but you’ve probably heard their music in a number of TV shows and movie trailers. Usually for the first trailer, the music that is being composed is not ready yet but fortunately for the studios, E.S. Posthumus has a library of epic music to punctuate all the action and make any movie seem epic. The group had three albums released but unfortunately Franz passed away in 2010, so the group is no more, but their music lives on in various trailers and shows.
“Ashielf Pi” used on Lost and Law & Order: SVU
“Pompeii” used in the trailers for Planet of the Apes, Spy Game, Spider-Man and Catwoman
“Nara” used as the theme song for Cold Cas and also in the trailers for Antwone Fisher, LOTR: The Two Towers, Unfaithful, Lara Croft: Angel of Darkness and National Treasure
“Ebla” used in the trailers for The Matrix Reloaded
“Harappa” used in the trailers for XXX, Team America: World Police and XXX: State of the Union
“Tikal” used in the trailers for Minority Report, The Time Machine, Daredevil, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
“Unstoppable” used in the trailers for Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Unstoppable
“Arise” used in the trailer for Avatar and as the theme for the 2008 AFC championship on CBS.
E.S. Posthumus also wrote the NFL on CBS theme