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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Scoring Action Flick ‘The Raid’

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Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda has signed on to score ‘The Raid,’ the high-flying action flick gaining buzz around stars martial arts master Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim.

The movie made its North American premiere this week at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” screening, but obviously isn’t quite in the can — Shinoda has yet to complete the soundtrack.

“The intense visuals and compelling story of ‘The Raid’ have made this an exciting first venture into scoring for me,’ says Shinoda, who is scoring a feature-length film for the first time. “I’m thrilled for Linkin Park fans to see — and hear — this film.”

And while U.S. rights to the film already have been acquired, no release date has been announced. Perhaps they are waiting until it’s finished first.

Says Dan Primozic, who negotiated Shinoda’s involvement, “Dropping a brand new score by Mike Shinoda on it will be like adding a whole new main character to a picture that’s already cranked to 11!”

Watch the Mature Preview for ‘The Raid’ (You’ll Have to Enter Your Birth Date)

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