Originally Posted by mclay18
I don't think he was lying at the time (however, people involved with the film industry lie all the time) -- he was busy working on TDKR and Madagascar 3 at the time. And what you were referring to is that he wouldn't re-arrange or use John Williams' themes.
Zimmer getting involved is purely Nolan's doing. And even then he probably wasn't even swayed into doing MOS until he saw footage and decided he wanted to do this. It's not like the studio had a film option on him like they do with the actors. It's not just Nolan calling a favor on a friend and Zimmer changed his tune, he had to have seen some footage and liked what he saw.
You're overreacting to this. And he's better than the alternative: Tyler Bates.
Yeah I am overreacting but I have my reasons. They really should've went with somebody else. It's like every big franchise movie is being scored by Zimmer and his cronies. It would be nice to see somebody else getting a shot at a film like this. It's not that Hans really needs this project. And that's not saying much that Zimmer is better than Bates. There's many composers working today I feel are way better than Bates.