chappieAccording to Hans-Zimmer.comHans Zimmer has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming sci-fi thriller Chappie. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and stars Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, as well as Sharlto Copley as the voice of the title character. The movie follows a robot named Chappie who is kidnapped by two criminals and becomes the adopted son of a very strange and dysfunctional family. Blomkamp has co-writen the script with Terri Tatchell (District 9) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Elysium, Jumper) serves as a producer. No word yet on whether any of the music by composers Ryan Amon, Chris Clark and Rich Walters who were previously announced to score the project will remain in the film. Chappie is set to be released on March 6, 2015 by Sony Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

  1. Roger says:

    no ryan?

  2. Orzobimbo says:

    Enough with Zimmer!!!

    • Composervox says:

      Indeed – what a hack! It’s been so long since he wrote a melody, instead of coming up with a gimmick for the fanboys, I wonder if he remembers how…

  3. Alec says:

    well, that’s a shame! nothing against Zimmer, but I really loved Amon’s Elysium score… even though it works within that Zimmer-esque landscape, it still felt like it had a bit of a heart to it and was extremely electric and energetic.

    The same thing can be said for Man Of Steel, but the music for Elysium fit the tone better while listening to Zimmer’s was like having him bash me in the head with a mallet. It was the most bludgeoning score i’ve ever heard from him.

    so to see Amon, a relatively new composer get shafted is a bit upsetting. I want to hear more from this guy. Zimmer as of late (with the exception of Interstellar) has left me empty. Rush was a score I don’t even remember a single track from…at all and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had a few interesting tracks but it’s partaking in mostly electronics left the music feeling very inhuman. and of course Man Of Steel all of which just have me thinking that he’s ruunning on autopilot. I’d like to think that Zimmer will perhaps create a great score like Interstellar. but this is the kind of thing that Zimmer goes on autopilot for

  4. Arwen says:

    I can’t tell you how excited I am for Hans Zimmer to score this movie. Ever since the teaser trailer came out, I have been ecstatic about Chappie, and now that I know that my favorite composer is scoring it, I honestly can’t wait until its release. Knowing that Zimmer can transition easily between the genres of movies and create rich, meaningful themes for them like Interstellar and countless other beautiful films, I can only wait on the edge of my seat for another masterpiece.

  5. Hari says:

    Zimmer is great at combining the story into the score. Most of the films he’s done have been boosted by his scores. And if you read through the pupublic’s opinion, most love it.

    In response to Alec, you’re joking about Rush right? The score was fantastic. The film wouldn’t have been the same without it.

  6. Jared K says:

    After Zimmer’s score for Interstellar, I’m for Zimmer doing any sci-fi score, but i really wanted Ryan Amon to score Chappie as the soundtrack to Elysium was superb! Also, will Zimmer’s score even be released? Because i’ve checked and Google to find any information, and there’s nothing on a release.

  7. tiago says:

    There won’t be an album release? The film premieres this week and there’s nothing new about the score, and Zimmer loves to promote his work on the media. It even looks that he is not doing the score. Is this one of those cases when all the writing are from those “additional composers” from RC and he is only putting his name there?