It looks like Disney has hired a new composer to conduct the score for Gore Verbinski‘s upcoming western actioner The Lone Ranger. We previously reported that White Stripes and The Raconteur’s frontman Jack White was set to make his film-composing debut by conducting the score for the film. It seemed like a perfect fit at the time, given White’s musical background. But somewhere in between that announcement and the release of the second trailer, White dropped out.
The Playlist discovered the change when they saw Hans Zimmer‘s name attached as the composer instead of White’s. This isn’t the first time that Zimmer has conducted the score for a Verbinski film. Zimmer also conducted the score for all four Pirates of the Caribbean films and Rango has well.
Disney confirmed the news about Zimmer’s hiring and made this official statement about the recent change:
Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film’s release moved to July of 2013.”
White’s style of music seemed like the perfect fit for The Lone Ranger, so it is a little bit disappointing to hear that we won’t be getting to hear a full score made by the White Stripes frontman. Still, the statement above does hint at White leaving a number of pieces behind for his successor to work with. Whether or not Zimmer decides to use White’s pieces remains to be seen.
[Source: The Playlist]