Update on Hans Zimmer's Involvement with Transformers 2
This is not really news as much as it is an opportunity for me to provide on an update on a previous story from a few days ago. Back on Sunday, Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda announced that they were working on a new song for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with composer Hans Zimmer. Not that we really thought that Zimmer was scoring Transformers, but it was interesting to hear him specifically mentioned instead of the actual composer - Steve Jablonsky. However, the guys over at Sci Fi Scoop got in touch with Jablonsky and got some clarification on the whole situation, for those who may be interested.
I think it's easiest to just let you hear what Jablonsky told them about work on the Transformers score.
"In a nutshell, Michael Bay sent the new Linkin Park song over to my studio. Hans and I had a listen, and we both thought it was really cool, and it might be interesting to try incorporating some of those elements into the score. So we got the guys from the band down to the studio and talked about how to do that. They're all really cool guys and really excited about adding some of their sounds to the score."
"But I am still the composer on this film. It has all gotten rather complicated. The film is BIG, and now that we've got Linkin Park involved, Hans has kind of been helping me keep the production on track, because I'm so focused on writing the score at the moment."
So there you have it. Yes, I know that Steve Jablonsky is part of Hans Zimmer's team Media Ventures, and they work together all the time. However, for those that may not be aware of this, it's rather interesting and exciting to hear that Zimmer is working with Jablonsky to come up with some of the elements of the score. I'm a huge fan of all of Zimmer's work and anytime he's involved on a project, I usually go out of my way to listen to that score, because I know it'll be great. And now we know to expect the same with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Don't forget to stick around for the new trailer, due out a bit later this afternoon!