SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian Enlisted To Score Furious-The Legend of Kolovrat
Furious – The Legend of Kolovrat will be out this fall, and it has now been revealed that System Of A Down frontman and noted composer Serj Tankian has scored its soundtrack. You can hear a portion of his score, as well as check out some of the footage from the film, below!
The film is directed by Ivan Shurkhovetskiy, and follow the (highly dramatized) life of Evpaty Kolovrat, which I'll let Wikipedia explain to you.
Kolovrat was visiting Chernigov during the Siege of Ryazan, which occurred between 16 and 21 December 1237. Learning about the tragedy he rushed back home only to find the city destroyed and most its inhabitants killed. He gathered 1700 people from his soldiers and the survivors of the siege and went after Batu Khan with a sole purpose of avenging the carnage. Kolovrat's forces suddenly attacked the rear guard of Batu Khan's army and annihilated it in a fierce battle.
Perplexed, Batu Khan sent a much larger force led by his relative Khostovrul. Khostovrul promised to capture Kolovrat alive, and for this purpose challenged Kolovrat for a duel. A man of extraordinary strength, Kolovrat split his opponent in half with his sword and proceeded to kill the surrounding Mongols, splitting many of them down to the saddle. The remaining Khostovrul's soldiers retreated and killed Kolovrat from a distance using stone launchers. In a sign of respect to Kolovrat's bravery, Batu Khan returned his body to his soldiers and let them return home.