2012 Movie News Archives

July 11, 2012: Hans Zimmer Talks About "Man of Steel" Score

Man of Steel DannyGraydon.com has posted an interview with composer Hans Zimmer, in which he's asked about "Man of Steel", the rumors of him not being involved and then actually being involved, and what his thoughts are on how he'll score the film.

    "I phoned Zack and said I am really, really sorry about these rumours - it wasn't me, it's just a misunderstanding. You've got your composer and I never tried to get in between relationships or anything like that. We started talking and he told me about his ideas for the character and his take was really interesting. I started getting a couple of ideas as a result. I said to Zack - and Warners and Chris [Nolan] and everyone involved - "don't talk to me about it until we finish [The Dark Knight Rises]" .... and, within 15 minutes of finishing it, we were talking about it."

    So, despite his earlier, extreme reticence about the task of remaking one of the most famous themes in Film music, does he now feel confident that he has a strong course to pursue?

    "I don't feel confident at all. I never feel confident. But, a little bit of fear has gone a long way to being inspiring in the past. John Williams is the master and I am not even going to try and go in that direction. I'll try my best not to embarrass myself and my colleagues on the film. I'm definitely going to have a go! In a funny way, it's exactly because Superman is such an opposite character to Batman that I am welcoming the opportunity to do the music."

    Has he seen footage from the film? "Yes. All you're going to get out of me is a "yes"! No elaborations! I've started it and am in the ideas phase. I am driving people crazy with my experiments and am trying to write a tune." The one thing Zimmer will say is that his signature use of percussion - which he jokingly refers to as "his endless quest for the perfect drum-hit" will not be as prevalent in MAN OF STEEL as on his Batman scores. "I am going to try and avoid it. It's a big conversation I am having with myself right now: how can we avoid that...!!"

Read the complete interview at DannyGraydon.com.

2012 Movie News

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