Hans Zimmer Needs You To Be More Intense For The Dark Knight Rises Score

Christopher Nolan may have wrapped production on The Dark Knight Rises, but you still have a chance to be party of the big Batman finale. Back in early November we told you about a campaign begun by composer Hans Zimmer. Fans can record themselves singing the chant (Deh-shay, deh-shay bah-sah-rah, bah-sah-rah,") featured at the end of the first teaser trailer, and Zimmer will sample it and include it in the film's score. If you haven't done it already, you still have a chance, but the Oscar winning composer has one tiny request...

Speaking with MTV, Zimmer said that he's run into a problem with the soundfiles that people have been sending in, namely that people aren't being loud enough. " "It's nice to have the whole world join in on a chant," the composer said. "My only problem is that they're so well-behaved on the chanting right now. If anybody goes onto UJAM right now, I need a little bit more. If you want to be heard, get a little louder, get a little more aggressive." The article doesn't say when the submission window will be closed.

But how did the idea of the chant begin in the first place? Used for the character of Bane, the music was apparently conjured up by Zimmer and Nolan as a team, but while trying to make the idea work they realized that they would need assistance from the fans. " I had this great idea, or maybe Chris and I did, of hundreds of thousands of people chanting," he said. "Well, as soon as you say the words hundreds of thousands of people, there goes the privacy, because you have to let people know what you're doing." He continued talking about the chant saying that it won't be the through-line for the master villain, played by Tom Hardy, but it will be a part of the character.

Said Zimmer, ""Right now we're all focusing on the chant because that's all you guys are hearing. It's a very small part of the score, but I think there is something wonderful about finding a way of having the people who really care for this movie be participants in this movie."

You heard the man! Head on over to UJAM and scream that chant with every tiny bit of energy that you have inside you!

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.