Heavy Metal Band Mastodon Scoring DC's Jonah Hex Movie?
Normally when I write about news related to who's scoring what, it's composers we're all familiar with, or the occasional anomally like Daft Punk scoring Tron Legacy. However, this is just plain odd, and I'm not sure I'm down with it? AICN is reporting that the heavy metal band Mastodon (take a listen to their song "Oblivion" on YouTube) has been "quietly scoring" the DC Comics adaptationg of Jonah Hex. A heavy metal band scoring an action western? When asked what it was sounding like, the response was simply: "Needless to say, pretty heavy!" Well, so is anyone that excited to hear a heavy metal score on Jonah Hex?
I'm actually quite excited for Jonah Hex - its got a great cast headlined by Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, a promising director, and all the right elements to be an awesome comic book movie. The footage I saw at Comic-Con only made me more excited - it looked frickin' fantastic and very unique (e.g. not your typical western). However, I just can't see any of these Mastodon tracks playing in it. Then again, they could be doing something different, which I'd love to hear, or just providing some songs that will be used sparingly (like how Linkin Park ended up in Transformers 2). Either way, this is some interesting news. Thoughts?