Hans Zimmer In Contention To Score Trek X?By Lisa
August 16, 2001 - 4:11 PM
New rumours suggested today that the Star Trek producers have approached 'Gladiator' composer Hans Zimmer to create the soundtrack for 'Star Trek X: Nemesis'.
Film rumour site Coming Attractions reported that Zimmer is being considered for providing the musical score for the movie. Previous online rumblings have suggested that Zimmer has indeed been offered the job, but he was still considering whether to take it.
The 44 year-old German-born composer has yet to work on a science fiction film. He has composed the soundtrack to a host of blockbuster films, including 'Gladiator,' 'Hannibal,' 'Mission Impossible II' and 'The Lion King.' In 1995 the score for 'The Lion King' earned him his first Oscar. Zimmer has been nominated for Academy awards a total of five times.
If Zimmer joins the crew behind the scenes of Trek X, he will be the latest in a long list of Star Trek newcomers involved in the film's production. The film's director, Stuart Baird, is best known for his work on 'U.S. Marshals,' while the film's writer, John Logan, previously also worked on 'Gladiator,' but neither have any previous association with the Trek franchise. 'Star Trek X: Nemesis' is expected to start shooting later this year.
The original report on Zimmer working on Trek X can be found here at Coming Attractions. Please note that Paramount has released no official information on the Star Trek X composer yet, and until then any such information from non-official sources should be treated as you would any rumour.