The genius that is legendary composer Hans Zimmer has dropped a special surprise on film score fans today. He has released a new album containing over an hour of new music from the recording sessions for Dark Phoenix.
In an accompanying tweet Zimmer explains that during the course of scoring the movie over 16 hours of music was recorded. The 12 track album includes alternate versions of themes from the movie as well as plenty of experimental tracks.
It’s an interesting insight in to his creative process and another excellent addition to the Zimmer collection. Hit the link in the tweet below to give it a listen.
Some movies become a playing field for experimentation, encouraging for the laboratory doors to never quite close. We ended up with nearly 16 hours worth of music & it just seemed a shame not to let some random tracks & demos see the light of day. Enjoy! https://t.co/8mg3RQXJXA pic.twitter.com/DGjGMJiSrq— Hans Zimmer (@HansZimmer) August 5, 2019
In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling our of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite – not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Dark Phoenix is being directed by Simon Kinberg. James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender are confirmed to return to the roles of Charles Xavier, Mystique and Magneto respectively. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee will also return.