Hans Zimmer On MAN OF STEEL And Following In Composer John Williams' Footsteps
Hans Zimmer says there's some interesting parallels between two of his projects, History Channel's The Bible and Warner Bros.' Man of Steel. A comparison between Superman and Jesus Christ is old-hat in comic book circles but what about film adaptations?
CNN caught up with famed composer Hans Zimmer to discuss his work on History Channel's The Bible miniseries and also discussed the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. When asked if there were any similiarities between the two lead figures, Zimmer responded, "Yes. Yes is the answer. Once you see Superman, you'll see how close you are with your question." Zimmer went on in more detail to say, "Both stories are passions about a struggle to do the right thing. For Superman, it was a really simple question for me. What does it take to become a good man? To be good? And what does that mean in our more and more complex society? Do any of these values still resonate with us?"
And when questioned about how to followup John Williams' brilliant score in the first Superman film, Zimmer admitted it was no easy task. "Seriously. He's the greatest film composer out there, without a doubt, and it happens to be one of his iconic pieces of music, so I spent three months just procrastinating and not even getting a start on the thing, because I was so intimidated: 'Oh my God, I'm following in John Williams' footsteps. I kept thinking of the story as, What if you are extraordinary, and your entire ambition is to join humanity? To become human? What does it mean to become human? What does it mean to be an outsider who really wants to join the human race?
Interesting soundbites from Mr. Zimmer. Sound of below with your own thoughts about Superman and how he relates to Christ and if there's a significant gap between being a 'savior' and a superhero.
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Running Time: In post-production
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)
Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.
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