In the past few years, Christopher Nolan has given us a taste for superhero theatrics in the Dark Knight trilogy, taken us to the various levels of dreams in Inception, and traveled through space and time in Interstellar. But his next feature is a bit more grounded in reality; in fact, it draws a bit from history.
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Dunkirk, a film that follows the events of the British military operation that helped save the lives of 330,000 soldiers while on the shores of French seaport of Dunkirk. Check out the trailer below.
The Lion King Legacy Collection release launches Walt Disney Records’ new line of nostalgic CDs honoring the company’s greatest films. Packed with more than two hours of tunes and instrumental tracks from Hans Zimmer, Elton John, and Tim Rice, the debut of this album signifies the positive potential of The Legacy Collection.
It wasn’t too long ago when the prospect of another Superman movie, particularly one directed by Zack Snyder, was looked upon with snark and derision by those of us still desperately trying to scrub the foul memories of Superman Returns from our minds. Casting reports, costume designs, modest plot details, nothing could really deter the hardcore devoted from dreading the worst. Then the trailers started rolling out, and thus apathy began to mutate into anticipation.
One of the big questions surrounding Man of Steel was if composer Hans Zimmer‘s music score could measure up to the iconic themes created for the 1978 classic superhero adventure Superman: The Movie by the legendary John Williams. The latest trailer gave us a taste of Zimmer’s composition and needless to say many of whom saw that trailer were suitably impressed with the original music, a soaring piece of orchestral bliss that is rich with emotion and thundering action motifs.
Today we have for your listening pleasure a sampling of the Man of Steel score. The preview track was originally made available on Soundcloud but seems now to have been withdrawn. Fortunately a very kind soul has made a video of the music set to that recent trailer. You can watch that video here below.
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.
The year is coming to a close and that means studios will be releasing and pushing the films they feel should be considered for some major awards. One studio making such a push is Warner Bros., a studio with a literal treasure trove of movies that could be in the running to the top prize. Films like Magic Mike and Argo could be some serious contenders, as could The Hobbit, but WB is launching a campaign to put The Dark Knight Rises on the awards season map.
It’s not a huge surprise to see WB make such a move, after all The Dark Knight Rises was one of WB’s highest grossing films of the year. But could the film win Best Picture? It depends on who you ask of course, but in my opinion it does stand a chance against something like Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, or more of this year’s films that have yet to be released.