I haven't discussed it because nothing in the trailers has particularly gelled with me and some of the effects are dreadful. As to the music, well we don't really know anything about it and until I hear some samples I don't want to even try and guess what style he is going to take (esp with Man Of Steel taking an unusual direction)
How come surefire successful films like The Avengers and Oz get Intrada but movies that were always destined to perform poorly like John Carter and Frankenweenie get regular Disney releases?
I'm not complaining, just curious.
I'm curious too. It's not like Elfman and Zimmer are small names in the scoring industry. At least we know it'll be handled correctly by Intrada, even if it does have almost double the normal price tag.
To show you how out of touch I am with the current film scene, I had no idea Zimmer was scoring this picture. Will be curious to hear his approach to the material, but didn't I recall reading that Jack White was originally handling the music for "The Lone Ranger"? If so, I wonder if the switch was made early, or ended up being a last minute decision.
Glad Intrada will be releasing another 'tentpole' score, though - here's hoping it sells like hotcakes (in the era when hotcakes sold like hotcakes) for them.
Since people are asking about dates and it is not a secret that we are releasing Hans Zimmer's major summer score for Disney's Lone Ranger as a co-brand with them, I will go ahead and post now the anticipated street date for our CD. We have it slated for release on July 23. Knowing the creds on this one (composer, director, producer, star and studio) we are anxious to hear it, too!
The score is being released digitally on July 2 according the Film Music Reporter. They've also posted a tracklist:
1. Never Take Off the Mask (1:08) 2. Absurdity (4:58) 3. Silver (4:00) 4. Ride (4:17) 5. You’ve Looked Better (3:09) 6. Red’s Theater of the Absurd – Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three (3:02) 7. The Railroad Waits for No One (3:09) 8. You’re Just a Man in a Mask (4:14) 9. For God and for Country (4:53) 10. Finale (9:51) 11. Home (6:55)
I wonder if Intrada's physical disc will have more music?
I am curious what Zimmer came up with, but I am not holding my breath. I am not a fanboy, but I am not a hater either. I can't think of another effort that he has worked on that was a western. The last score Zimmer composed that I find engaging is Sherlock Holmes. Maybe he can come up with something a little different like that for the Lone Ranger. Man Of Steel was forgettable IMHO. Unless something changes my mind, I plan on renting the film when it hits Blu ray. I AM hoping someone gives John Barry's Legend Of The Lone Ranger a legitimate CD release.