Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Natalie Dormer Ventures Into The Forest
She's set for the supernatural thriller
Re-Release Trailer For 2001: A Space Odyssey
Daisy, Daisy....
Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latest
Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
Viggo Mortensen breathes a sigh of relief
Sean Bean Set For The Martian
Get your 'when does he die?' jokes out now...
Conjuring Sequel Delayed Until 2016
Another New Line horror will take its place in 2015
Eli Roth Gets Cabin Fever Again
Producing a remake of his 2002 original
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 October 2014
First Trailer For Chris Rock's Top Five
A comedy crisis of confidence...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Red 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Fire With Fire (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Faltermeyer To Score Couple Of Dicks?
Exclusive: Kevin Smith wants composer

07 October 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

submit to reddit

Kevin Smith is in London to promote his new book, Shooting The Shit With Kevin Smith, and we had the good fortune to, well, shoot the shit with him just a short while ago. And amidst all the banter and chat about his career (coming soon to this website, once we transcribe the bloody thing), he dropped the news that he wants Harold Faltermeyer to compose the score for his forthcoming buddy cop movie, A Couple Of Dicks.

Faltermeyer, of course, is the German composer whose compellingly catchy synth compositions elevated the likes of Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun and Tango & Cash to an entirely new level of wondrous 80s cheese – perfect, then, for A Couple Of Dicks, in which Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan play two cops on the trail of a stolen baseball card. None more 80s...

“As I’m putting the flick together, I see it as a real throwback to the 80s buddy cop genre,” said Smith, who also edits his own movies. “So I’m putting some music on this scene, see if it works. I take this piece from Fletch, which I’ve always loved, and it works. Now I take this piece of music from Beverly Hills Cop, and it plays the comedy well. It plays the action well. And, after doing those temp cues, I said to a few people, ‘is it crazy to see if Harold Faltermeyer will want to score this movie?’”

That might have been a problem – Faltermeyer hasn’t scored a movie since 1994’s White Magic. But… “Warners said he’d recently come in and talked about getting back into the game,” laughed Smith. “And so Harold Faltermeyer is watching the movie next week!”

Now, of course, there’s no guarantee at this point that Faltermeyer will take the gig – “What I’m looking for is that old Harold Faltermeyer sound that I grew up on,” said Smith. “If he’s moved on from that sound, I’ll respect that. I’ll go get a Casio and fuck it up myself!” – but it sounds like the perfect marriage of composer and subject.

Fingers crossed that this happens, for the return of Faltermeyer to movie composing would be truly momentous. After all, how else can we hope to erase the spectre of that bastarding Crazy Frog song?

 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ferrara And Snipes Re-Team
New movie for kings of New York
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I second the Tangerine Dream suggestion. What about Jan Hammer? Or any one of the gazillion yoofs doing passable 80s music pastiches in their bedrooms these days with a laptop and daddy's record collection to hand. More

Posted by granny at 15:46 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

I second the Tangerine Dream suggestion. What about Jan Hammer? Or any one of the gazillion yoofs doing passable 80s music pastiches in their bedrooms these days with a laptop and daddy's record collection to hand. More

Posted by granny at 15:00 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

I second the Tangerine Dream suggestion. What about Jan Hammer? Or any one of the gazillion yoofs doing passable 80s music pastiches in their bedrooms these days with a laptop and daddy's record collection to hand. More

Posted by granny at 15:00 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

Kenny Loggins single?
Surely you'd have to include the Loggins on the soundtrack aswell? Top Gun, Footloose, Caddyshack...the man's an Eighties genius! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 11:43 on 08 October 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
As someone who has the the twelve inch vinyl of the theme from 'Fletch', I cannot WAIT for this to happen!!!! More

Posted by elzupasmonkey at 23:26 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

If Faltermeyer declines he hopefully has Giorgio Moroder's (Faltermeyer's mentor) or Tangerine Dream's number at hand. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 18:31 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

If this happens
Well, It'll be a shame cos James Venable has done some amazing work with Smith's films, some of his music is fantastic, but boy could it be fun. More

Posted by Ethanial at 18:18 on 07 October 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Interactive Gallery: Explore Iconic Movie Spacesuits
Explore the fabric of space-time

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)