The Dark Knight Rises Composer Hans Zimmer Teases Something Special For After The Oscars
Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer has an interesting relationship with the Academy Awards. And this year is certainly no different, if even more bizarre. When the season was just ramping up, Zimmer decided not to enter his wonderful work on Rango for consideration despite the fact that many pundits thought it would be a sure thing for at least a nomination. Nope, Zimmer decided to sit the whole Oscar craziness out. Well, that is until he accepted a position as the show's musical consultant with Pharell Williams. And after you hear his work at the Academy Awards (and I am super interested to see what comes from the Zimmer-Pharrell collaboration), the composer has teased that something 'special' will be on his Facebook Page after the show.
Now. If one was to wager a guess at just what this surprise entails, the first Zimmer project that comes to mind is obviously Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. TDKR is easily the most 'special' film Zimmer has on coming up, and what a perfect way to cap the biggest movie awards show of the year than with a special sneak preview of the composer's apparently big and crazy orchestral score for the third and final film in the Batman trilogy?
Hans Zimmer's been nominated a total of nine times and won the trophy for his work on Disney's The Lion King. Last year he once again found himself a nominee for his inspired (and often imitated) Inception original score. Which brings us back to this year's bow out and then job acceptance.
On his decision to not submit Rango, a few months back Zimmer said, "I actually think the Academy is really important, but if youíre in the race you canít really observe. I just wanted to take a step back and say ĎIím not in the race.'" Zimmer did step back from the race and, even though I'd say he did a little more than observe, it's pretty clear that despite not submitted Rango to the festivities that the composer does hold the awards in high esteem. Enough to work on them anyway and allow him time to get away from the hectic nominee schedule and deliver this post-Oscar present for us. Remember, check out the Han Zimmer Facebook Page after the show.
[Photo of Zimmer, via his Facebook page, at the 2011 Oscars: © Steve Granitz/WireImage ó at KODAK Theatre.]
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