[Movies] Hans Zimmer Forms Music Supergroup For The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.31.2013
Including Pharrell Williams...
Superhero Hype reports that Hans Zimmer has formed a musical supergroup of Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger, and Dave Stewart to create music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Lia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures, made the announcement. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a story and screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. It is produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. and will be released on May 2, 2014 in the US, with international releases starting April 16, 2014.
Zimmer said: "Marc and I were talking about Spider-Man, and as the word got out, so many of our friends and musicians started calling us up, wanting to be a part of it, because they love Spider-Man. That was the thing that united all of us – the great love for Spider-Man. With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, 'Why not start a band?' Marc and I have had a great start jamming with everybody, and we still have a few surprises up our sleeve."
Vollack added: "This kind of collaboration is only possible because of who Marc Webb is – not only a director but also a musician – combined with who Hans is and what Spider-Man means to so many people. Nobody has ever approached film music in this way before and this likely can never be replicated. We're huge fans of Hans, Pharrell, Johnny, Mike, and Dave, and when combined, we know the result will be truly unique ... and amazing!"
Zimmer previously worked with Williams on Despicable Me, with Williams providing four solo songs and other character-sung tracks. They later worked on music for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Marr performed on Zimmer's score for Inception, Einziger played on The Lone Ranger and Stewart performed with Zimmer on the score for Madagascar 3.