Dark Knight Composer Scoring Modern Warfare 2

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Dark Knight Composer Scoring Modern Warfare 2

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Hans Zimmer, the Oscar winning composer behind The Dark Knight score, will be making his debut writing music for videogames when he scores Modern Warfare 2.

You can rest assured that all those epic moments in Modern Warfare 2 will have an appropriately grandiose soundtrack. Hans Zimmer, the composer behind the scores for The Dark Knight, Gladiator and Rain Man, will be writing music for Infinity Ward's upcoming blockbuster. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which was confirmed by Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling.

Modern Warfare 2 will figure as Zimmer's first foray into writing music for videogames. He joins the company of names like Harry Gregson-Williams (he did the Metal Gear Solid scores and the main theme for the first Modern Warfare) as Hollywood composers with videogame scoring work on their resume.

You might be most familiar with Zimmer's work in recent times for his Dark Knight score, but the guy's done quite a bit in addition to that, notably having received an Academy Award for his work on The Lion King in addition to nominations for quite a few others. All I can say is that if Modern Warfare 2's music is anywhere near as good as The Dark Knight's, we'll be in for quite a treat.

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I've been a fan of Zimmer since buying the score album to Mission Impossible 2, of all things.

This cannot end badly.

Zimmer? Daaaaamn...
Great.

This is awesome; it's going to be great to see what he does here. He's done some impressive military scores, like Black Hawk Down and Crimson Tide. This game is back on the radar for me.

It can't have been cheap, though. Between 50 Cent and Hans Zimmer, I wonder what sort of budget they're working on.

Sweeeeeeeeet.

I would also enjoy Ennio Morricone.

Hans Zimmer, nice. Two words - Crimson Tide. What a score.

I don't usually pay attention to the music in games but I have a feeling I will be in MW2. God damn things are just getting better and better!

That's pretty cool though I will miss Harry Gregson Williams's music.

DrunkWithPower:
I would also enjoy Ennio Morricone.

As you can tell by my avy, I agree that that would be epic. I don't think he does games though.

But anyway, a big yay, Zimmer's stuff is always excellent.

Nice one. Dark Knight's OST was pretty darn good.

Well go Zimmer. He's pretty talented.

That's awesome, but I still think they should bring Michael Giacchino back. Call of Duty 1 had the best music out of all of them.

I was sort-of waffling on whether to get MW2, but a Hans Zimmer soundtrack definitely spikes the interest. At the very least I'll be buying the Official Soundtrack album...

-- Steve

Awesome.

I've been a fan of Zimmer's work ever since I started listening to film soundtracks.

I didn't even know he authored the Dark Knight score.

Regardless, it'll be an excellent addition, just like Harry Gregson-William was.

I approve of this.
Hans Zimmer is a masterful composer, if I do say so myself.

His scores are pure bloody brilliance, this will be good. I mean, as said before, he already did amazing compositions from military movies, so there isn't a shred of doubt with me that the MW2 soundtrack will be of the same quality.

I mean, just listen to the Black Hawk Down theme. I so hope now that MW2 will also be so emotionally involving. Enough with the "USA USA USA" dick waving, show us some real horrors, Zimmer can definitly help with that.

DrunkWithPower:
I would also enjoy Ennio Morricone.

I doubt that there would be enough epic stand-offs in MW2 to justify that. Mr Morricone's music is frakking amazing in building up tension. I mean the graveyard scene, 'nuf said. Wouldn't really fit with a game like MW2 though.

I any very happy for this. I think he is a great composer, and that Modern Warfare 2 will benifit greatly from him.

Modern Warfare 2 is starting to look ridiculously promising now.

There go my hopes of Danny Elfman...

*Snaps fingers*

Whoot. I cannot wait until my fingers are clutched against my copy of MW2.

Holy balls! This soundtrack will rock!

Wasder:

DrunkWithPower:
I would also enjoy Ennio Morricone.

As you can tell by my avy, I agree that that would be epic. I don't think he does games though.

But anyway, a big yay, Zimmer's stuff is always excellent.

I would kill to have Morricone involved in a game.
Partly because Im a Tarantino fanboy which automatically makes me an Ennio fan by now :)
Would be epic though, they should get him onto Red Dead Redemption.

They just seem to be pulling out all the stops to make this game the best game EVER.

That's a tall glass of water if they pull it off, and if they do, it'll just be hard to beat, ever.

Maybe James Newton Howard will join in. And then James Horner.

And Klaus Badelt >.>

Infinity Ward is just getting in more and more celeberties in their games.

50 cent and Hans Zimmer right now, all we need is morgan freeman narrating and we're set.

That guy seriously knows how to make shit climactic. I could put his music to a vid of a guy eating chips and it will seem dramatic.

He's perfect.

god damn this game is shaping up to be fucking epic....

maxusy3k:
This cannot end badly.

I see no other possible outcome.

NuclearJonJon:
Maybe James Newton Howard will join in. And then James Horner.

And Klaus Badelt >.>

You forgot Jeremy Soule.

This is great. His music will make great moments into super climatic ones.

Ok, this game just gained several nerd points in my book. Fan-freakin-tastic!

Shapsters:
I don't usually pay attention to the music in games but I have a feeling I will be in MW2. God damn things are just getting better and better!

Exactly!

MW2 might become one of the best games of all time. Probably become my favorite shooter.

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*head explodes*

HOLY GOD YES!

You've GOT to be kidding me.

Hanz Zimmer? Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman Begins/Dark Knight Hans Zimmer?

He's my favourite movie composer.. And now he's onto video games.

Now I'm interested in this game.

I didnt even know who the guy was untill a week ago when I noticed that I had one of his songs and that he created the music for the most epic scene in any film ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh8AO64JKx0

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