Michael Mann’s Blackhat will be largely scored by renowned cinema composer Harry Gregson-Willams, famous for creating memorable music for “Man on Fire,” “The Replacement Killers,” “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “Unstoppable,” and “Déjà Vu”. He has also done family classics such as “Antz,” “Shrek,” “The Tigger Movie,” “Arthur Christmas,” the “Narnia” movies, “Spy Game,” “Domino,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.”
Brought into film scoring by none other than Hans Zimmer, he has been offered high praise indeed by Michael Mann, who has entrusted Gregson-Willams for creating a large portion of the audio landscape of Mann’s forensically crafted films.
The following is a short excerpt of his full interview – click here to get full interview and his comments about working with Michael Mann.
You’ve next got Michael Mann’s cyber thriller “Blackhat” coming up. There’s always been a “circuitry”-like pulse to your rhythmic music. In that respect, did that make this collaboration slightly easier than it might have been, or one as demanding as his other composers’?
I actually finished scoring “Blackhat” a few months ago. I worked on it for the first six months of this year. I delivered my score in June, having had an interesting time on the project. It was like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. The film is excellent and quite unique and also very topical. Hacking! Read more…
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