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Hans Zimmer has already started composing the score for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Jun. 3, 2013by: Alex Maidy

After composing the music for BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and MAN OF STEEL, you would think Hans Zimmer would get tired of working with a hack like Christopher Nolan. I mean, the guy is such a cookie cutter director with no original talents, why would someone like Zimmer want to work with him? Oh, because genius likes to work with genius.

While it seemed to be pretty much assumed that Hans Zimmer would be scoring Christopher Nolan's next film INTERSTELLAR, the iconic composer cemented that fact when he told Collider the following:

“I wrote something, and I’m writing that. So yes, we have started.”

Already wrote something? Wow, filming hasn't even started yet so Zimmer must be working based on what he has gathered from the screenplay and I am sure many an evening dining and talking with his buddy Nolan.

INTERSTELLAR is still shrouded in secrecy. All we know is the story will "depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding." Inspired by the theories of physicist Kip Thorne, the film was originally set to be made by Steven Spielberg. Nolan stepped in and wrote the screenplay and has since cast Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. Everything seems to be pointing to another unique outing along the lines of INCEPTION, so you will never hear me complain.

INTERSTELLAR opens in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014.

Source: Collider

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3:04AM on 06/04/2013

Nolan and Zimmer

Great directors usually are matched with excellent composers. I am generally impressed with the collaborators that work with my favorite directors, and music is an aspect of filmmaking I notice. I am a fan of Christopher Nolan, one that enjoyed his work from the beginning, starting with Memento and Following. Unfortunately, I am disappointed by what I consider an uninspired choice of composer. I think the work of David Julyan was far more interesting, and I love that he came back for The
Great directors usually are matched with excellent composers. I am generally impressed with the collaborators that work with my favorite directors, and music is an aspect of filmmaking I notice. I am a fan of Christopher Nolan, one that enjoyed his work from the beginning, starting with Memento and Following. Unfortunately, I am disappointed by what I consider an uninspired choice of composer. I think the work of David Julyan was far more interesting, and I love that he came back for The Prestige. Those two started together, working on Doodlebug, and I wish he was more loyal to this composer. I was happy to hear Julyan on The Cabin in the Woods soundtrack.

Director-composer teams that I appreciate more include The Coen brothers and Carter Burwell, Darren Aronofsky and Clint Mansell, JJ Abrams and Michael Giacchino (one of my favorite composers), even M. night Shyamalan (no, he is not a favorite director) seems to always benefit from James Newton Howard's score (no matter how bad the movie is, Howard's score always stands out). I just wish Nolan worked with Julyan instead.
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7:05PM on 06/03/2013
Sorry, double post.
Sorry, double post.
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7:03PM on 06/03/2013
Love the continued collaboration, though I wouldn't mind a less bombastic score this time around, a la The Last Samurai and The Thin Red Line (two of my favorite, underrated compositions from Zimmer). Then again, no idea what the plot will be like and if it demands an Inception-like soundtrack or a contemplative one. Either way, it should be great.
Love the continued collaboration, though I wouldn't mind a less bombastic score this time around, a la The Last Samurai and The Thin Red Line (two of my favorite, underrated compositions from Zimmer). Then again, no idea what the plot will be like and if it demands an Inception-like soundtrack or a contemplative one. Either way, it should be great.
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5:52PM on 06/03/2013
So, he has already chosen the 4 notes he will play ad nauseum and call a theme...
What a shock !
So, he has already chosen the 4 notes he will play ad nauseum and call a theme...
What a shock !
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12:20AM on 06/04/2013
It's a bit early to comment but I kinda agree. Hans has at times done that.
It's a bit early to comment but I kinda agree. Hans has at times done that.
2:44AM on 06/04/2013
I know you got a lot of thumbs down, but I agree with you and find this comment both funny and true. Hans Zimmer does seem to have a formula that he utilizes in most of his composition. There are instances where his music sounds the same, and I don't think he varies his sound very often. There is little risk in his music. I think the only time I was impressed by his score was Matchstick Men, and that was a second attempt after a failure at comedic music. I like other compositions from him
I know you got a lot of thumbs down, but I agree with you and find this comment both funny and true. Hans Zimmer does seem to have a formula that he utilizes in most of his composition. There are instances where his music sounds the same, and I don't think he varies his sound very often. There is little risk in his music. I think the only time I was impressed by his score was Matchstick Men, and that was a second attempt after a failure at comedic music. I like other compositions from him (Sherlock Holmes in particular), but none of it surprises me.
4:39PM on 06/03/2013
At least we will have something nice to listen to while Nolan's characters give endless convoluted exposition.
At least we will have something nice to listen to while Nolan's characters give endless convoluted exposition.
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4:45PM on 06/03/2013
Haha, I'm a Nolan fan but you're right about that.
Haha, I'm a Nolan fan but you're right about that.
4:37PM on 06/03/2013
Love all the synth stuff he did in TDKR.
Love all the synth stuff he did in TDKR.
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4:36PM on 06/03/2013
When you combine the talents of Nolan and Zimmer...there are no words to describe the result.
When you combine the talents of Nolan and Zimmer...there are no words to describe the result.
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