Broken Social Scene
With roughly a billion members, Broken Social Scene has to have a few film score veterans in there, right? Well, the band has actually scored films as a collective, notably the Ryan Gosling crackhead-teacher drama Half Nelson. They recently contributed a score for It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a rom-com with Zach Galifianakis that BSS even helped do promotional work on. Me, along with everyone else, decided to skip that one.
Well, this might be the main reason for this whole article. Daft Punk haven’t released an album of new material in five years, they haven’t toured in three, and they have never scored a film. Tron 2 or Tron: Legacy is the decades overdue sequel to a video game themed cult classic. Due out on November 22nd, it is one of the most anticipated releases of the year and fans of dance music hold their breath to find out what comes next.
The Chemical Brothers
Hot on the heels of Daft Punk are The Chemical Brothers, another giant name in electronica who will be trying their hand at film scoring. The film Hanna, about a teenage assassin, is due in Spring 2012, but the album follows an original album just this year, and hardly has the same aura surrounding it that Tron: Legacy.