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Bwoooonnnng! Hans Zimmer Is Scoring Steve McQueen’s 'Twelve Years a Slave'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 2, 2013 at 7:37PM

Or is it duuuuuunnnnn! Or braaaaaaawwnwnnnn!
12 Years A Slave

Or is it duuuuuunnnnn! Or braaaaaaawwnwnnnn!

All kidding aside, Christopher Nolan's favorite composer (he scored the soundtracks for the Nolan-directed Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and for the Nolan-produced upcoming Man Of Steel, amongst so many others) Hans Zimmer is composing the score for Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave - this according to The Film Music Reporter.

The German film composer and music producer has composed music for over 100 films, including The Lion KingCrimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, the aforementioned Dark Knight trilogy and InceptionThe Da Vinci Code, The Rock, the recent Sherlock Holmes movies, The Lone Ranger (upcoming), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and so much more.

Notice a trend? Lots of *epic*-style action/thriller movies there - certainly not quite Steve McQueen's forte. So maybe we can expect an epic in Twelve Years a Slave, which is set to be released on December 27, 2013 by Fox Searchlight, in time for awards consideration, before expanding nationwide in 2014.

Although Zimmer's resume is diverse with some dramas. He's just scored a lot of what we could call *big* Hollywood studio movies (especially in the last decade or so), with dominating soundtracks, something I've never really considered Twelve Years a Slave to be.

So I'm intrigued by this news.


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