Hans Zimmer is a legend in the film industry. Whereas many composers need to list their filmographies before fans might be aware of who they are, Zimmer is one of several current composers that people immediately recognize on name alone. And that recognition is well-deserved, as he’s continually turned in memorable music in some of the biggest films of all time. So, needless to say, all eyes (and ears) are on the composer and what he’s got up his sleeve for the highly-anticipated “Dune.”
Recently, Zimmer was interviewed by Variety about his upcoming film slate. When asked about “Dune,” the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel by director Denis Villeneuve, Zimmer explained that he’s venturing out into the unknown a bit. Trying things outside of his comfort zone.
“Right now I’m in the middle of making these sounds,” he said. “I just have these ideas, and it’s like this every day. I’m doing all these experiments, and I have no idea if any of them will ever really end up in the movie. But we are so dedicated, trying to do something different, to do solid and honorable work, and do justice to the book.”
He added that he’s going into a bunch of different directions with the score. Some of which might not go so well.
“And some of them will probably be complete and utter disasters,” Zimmer said. “But I’m having a go. Absolutely full on. I’m being obnoxious and telling people I need more time. The usual.”
It is true that Zimmer does have the experience and talent to allow for a filmmaker like Villeneuve to give him free reign to do whatever he wants. And considering Zimmer has been more known for his “BWAHHHHHHH”-style scores in films like “The Dark Knight” and “Inception,” it’ll be interesting to see what new style he brings to the otherworldly “Dune.”
“Dune” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 18.