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Title Song For 'Django Unchained' To Be Multilingual Version Of "My Way"?; Alexandre Desplat Scoring 'Moonrise Kingdom'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 16, 2011 5:14 PM
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A couple of musical notes for you on two of 2012's most anticipated films.

First up, an interesting morsel has popped up over at the Dutch site RTL Boulevard in which singer Mick Harren says he's been asked by Quentin Tarantino to deliver a multilingual version of Frank Sinatra's classic "My Way." Uh...okay. Apparently, Tarantino stumbled across Harren while surfing the internet (lord only knows what he was actually looking for) and was apparently impressed by Harren's supposed resemblance to Michael Madsen. What that detail has to do with anything, we have no idea. But clearly, if Tarantino sticks with the game plan, he's going to once again put his own unique spin on things in the soundtrack department. You can listen below to Harren singing "Sweet Caroline" and then try and picture him taking on "My Way." That should be...interesting. Though we suppose it would be perfect and somewhat ironic end credit music.

Meanwhile, Wes Anderson is reteaming with his "Fantastic Mr. Fox" composer Alexandre Desplat for "Moonrise Kingdom." The news came from the Facebook page of conductor Conrad Pope who revealed, “Off to Avatar Studios in Manhattan to conduct the recording of Alexandre Desplat’s latest music for Wes Anderson’s newest film 'Moonrise Kingdom' -- a film with such a unique sensibility and style that it is as hard to describe as its charm is to resist.”

Earlier this fall during a Q&A in advance of the New York Film Festival 10th anniversay screening of "The Royal Tenenbaums," Anderson hinted a bit about what we might expect sonically from "Moonrise Kingdom" saying that it has "a big musical element, but there are not really songs in it." If that big musical element is provided by Desplat, we're totally sold. The '60s setting of the film should be an interesting playground for Desplat, and we'll be curious to see what influences he works in, particularly given Anderson's penchant for pop and rock from the era.

"Django Unchained" hits on Christmas Day next year while "Moonrise Kingdom" will land on May 25, 2012. [via The Film Stage]

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  • Nick | December 21, 2011 1:32 PMReply

    Mick, doing it his way:

  • michaelMadsen | December 17, 2011 7:30 PMReply

    i find no humor in Quentin's latest statement claiming he's giving those who asked for a dose of michael madsen to get it from a look a like. it boarderlines on buffoonery. i'm surprised he has the time for this when he should be concentrating on shooting a movie. a movie that i'm not in. if he wanted to provide a dose, he should have used the real deal and will undoubtedly change his phone number when he hears the message that i left. and for those folks who have been wondering the same thing as myself, all i can say is thank you.

  • Cory | December 17, 2011 10:24 AMReply

    He looks more like Mike Starr to me.

  • greg | December 16, 2011 7:22 PMReply

    Tarantino should add this song to the soundtrack:

  • elvis? | December 16, 2011 6:40 PMReply


  • Nik Grape | December 16, 2011 6:28 PMReply

    OH MY GOD if this actually happens that Harren guy has to make a music video for the song.

  • Cde. | December 16, 2011 6:25 PMReply

    Oh god, this is going to be so kitsch.

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