British Rock Band Muse Almost Scored Clash of the Titans?
As of late, an interesting trend in movies has been bringing in a hip band to write the score that will set the tone for the entire film. Arcade Fire came on board to provide music for Richard Kelly's film The Box and the band Mastodon has been set to score the upcoming Jonah Hex. Recently, it looks like another band had the opportunity to showcase their composition talents on the big screen as ClashMusic says that British rock band Muse was offered the chance to score the upcoming Clash of the Titans remake, however, going by their odd quotes and the timing of this story, it's unclear if this is something that actually happened or not.
Muse's lead singer and frontman Matt Bellamy talked with the British tabloid Daily Star about Clash of the Titans, but he doesn't come right out and say they're doing/have done the score - it's confusing. He says:
"It's something we're up for doing – it's just a case of timing because we're always on tour. Clash Of The Titans is the first interesting offer we've had for film work. We're definitely interested in writing for films at some point when we get a break from being on the road."
So it almost sounds like they wanted to do it but it never got finalized. There's also several other points of contention working against Muse's involvement. First, IMDb lists Craig Armstrong as the composer on Clash of the Titans. On top of that, it's also a bit late to sound so uncertain about composing music for an epic, effects heavy film that comes out this March especially since the band is supposed to begin a 12-date tour of the South Korea and Australia tomorrow. And finally, Bellamy has spoken of working on Titans before, way back in October, when he mentioned the possibility in an interview with The Ampersand.
Honestly, I wish and/or hope that this truly is a done deal so that we can hear the majestic sounds of Muse running through intense action sequences of monster fighting and deity battling, especially since I'm mostly displeased with the in-your-face hard rock/metal sounds on the current Clash of the Titans trailers. Muse has much more of an epic rock sound almost like a rock orchestra sometimes with remnants of woodwind and brass scattered throughout. If you're unfamiliar or simply not confident in their skills or need for them to score a film, go listen to the three part "Exogenesis" tracks on their most recent album The Resistance.
Just close your eyes and tell me you can't picture a spectacular film in action to their sweet sounds. Even if they don't end up scoring Clash of the Titans then I hope they get picked up to score something else or even provide the title song for the new Bond flick. Either way, I hope we get to hear Muse on the big screen soon!