Trent Reznor and Jonny Greenwood have been known to dabble in conducting a few notable soundtracks. Renzor, whose most recent work can be heard on David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, earned himself an Academy Award for his work on Fincher’s The Social Network. Though Greenwood’s work for There Will be Blood was deemed ineligible for an Academy Award – due to use of pre-existing material – the soundtrack did earn itself a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Now its time for former White Stripes lead Jack White to step up and conduct the score for major a movie soundtrack. Disney Studios announced today that White will be making his first score conduction with the Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger.
The announcement was first made today by Walt Disney Studios at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The studio then sent out a release stating that which states that White will write, produce, and perform the score.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen White take part in a score for a major movie though. He lent his voice alongside Alicia Keys for the previous James Bond film Quantum of Solace. He’s also had acting roles in Cold Mountain and Walk Hard.
I believe if Trent Reznor and Jonny Greenwood can bring us stellar soundtracks, White will be able to do the same.
Here’s the premise of the film for those who haven’t been following the status of The Lone Ranger:
The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski and featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger, is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice””taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The Lone Ranger hits theaters May 31, 2013.