Have you ever heard of ThePianoGuys? It's a group made up of a videographer (Paul Anderson), a studio engineer/songwriter (Al Van Der Beek), a pianist (Jon Schmidt) and a cellist (Steve Sharp Nelson) who create some pretty cool music videos. And their latest is one for movie buffs: 'Batman Evolution,' a journey through some of the most recognized Batman movie and TV show soundtracks as arranged for piano and cello.
Hans Zimmer, who composed such movie scores as 'Man of Steel' and Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, is next tackling 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' picking up after James Horner's work on the first Marc Webb-directed installment. But Zimmer is apparently not alone. Rapper Pharrell Williams, who has a scoring credit on 'Despicable Me 2,' has teamed up with the famous composer to tackle Spidey.
The nation and the entertainment industry have spent the past week reeling from the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado. However, there has been no shortage of goodwill from many involved. Warner Bros. donated a sizable sum to the victims of the shooting, director Christopher Nolan issued a formal statement and Christian Bale himself stopped by to visit those recuperating. Now, composter Hans Zimmer, who created the music for all three of Nolan's Batman movies, has created a new composition to honor those affected, with all proceeds going to support the the wounded and the families of the deceased.
DC hasn't had as much luck with movies outsider of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies of late, so it's no surprise that for 'Man of Steel' they've tried to make it as Nolan-y as possible. The 'Dark Knight Rises' director is not only responsible for 'Steel's story and is its producer, his Batman composer Hans Zimmer is now attached to score the film.