Interview: Hans Zimmer explains how his ‘Dune’ score will break new ground

Washington Post music critic Kathleen Kingsbury sat down with British film composer Hans Zimmer, who is preparing to finish a score for the biggest entry yet in the epic sci-fi franchise: “Ready Player One.”…

Interview: Hans Zimmer explains how his ‘Dune’ score will break new ground

Washington Post music critic Kathleen Kingsbury sat down with British film composer Hans Zimmer, who is preparing to finish a score for the biggest entry yet in the epic sci-fi franchise: “Ready Player One.”

Zimmer was raised on space operas and he told us he had dreams growing up of living on an interstellar planet and wearing spacesuits, with a cockpit and everything.

Zimmer has scored big Hollywood films, like “American Sniper,” and smaller fare like “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but if you don’t know his name, chances are you might be well-acquainted with his work. I sat down with him in London a couple of weeks ago to talk about the upcoming “Dune” film, his influences and his personal challenge of composing a score for director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1962 novel.

Next week, Zimmer will get another shot at a blockbuster: He’s composing the score for “Avengers: Endgame.”

His favorite film score ever was the original score for “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Zimmer even spent time playing it on his early synthesizers and even had a chance to watch the film with director Stanley Kubrick, who was suffering from cancer at the time.

As for his work on “Avengers: Endgame,” Zimmer said, “I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what we wanted to do and it was never really about size. It was about how do we make it impactful for people?”

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