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Muse not working on Clash of the Titans soundtrack, replacement just as massive

on January 12, 2010, 10:30am

So, we reported that Muse would make movie magic by scoring the epic Clash of the Titans. Turns out that such a (pun intended) titanic pairing isn’t going to occur.

“It was not Muse ever,” the film’s director Louis Leterrier recently revealed to MTV (via Spinner). “It was [frontman] Matt Bellamy. I love Muse, I’m the biggest Muse fan ever, but I wanted something a little different. [Matt] wrote a lot of stuff, but he started his tour. So not so long ago, he called me and he was like ‘Louis, I’m so sorry. I have to be respectful to my audience and professional and I have to stop on Clash.'”

Letterier, who has also directed films like The Transporter and Unleashed, had planned for Bellamy to work with composer Craig Armstrong on 30 minutes of music for the movie. Instead, Neil Davidge of trip-hop act Massive Attack will now take the helm of the film’s soundtrack, which of course ain’t a bad replacement.

“Craig Armstrong is still doing the score and I called my friend Neil Davidge from Massive Attack to replace Matt for the areas that Matt was doing. So it’ll be Craig Armstrong and Massive Attack, which is pretty exciting.” Duh.

And just because Bellamy’s music didn’t make its way into the film doesn’t mean you won’t ever hear it in another Letterier film.

“On my computer I’ve got great Matt Bellamy stuff,” Letterier said. “It’s like a rain check, like let’s do something later.”

Clash of the Titans is scheduled to hit theaters March 26th, 2010. But you can catch the band out on tour now.

Muse 2010 Tour Dates:
01/12 – Toko, JP @ Budokan
01/15 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
01/17 – Gold Coast, AU @ Big Day Out
01/22 – Syndey, AU @ Big Day Out
01/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Big Day Out
01/31 – Perth, AU @ Big Day Out
02/03 – Singapore @ Singapore Indoor Stadium
02/06 – Lantau, HK @ Asia World Expo
02/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center *
03/01 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center *
03/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center *
03/03 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Avenue *
03/05 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
03/06 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *
03/08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center *
03/10 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell *
03/12 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *
03/13 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace *
03/15 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center *
03/17 – Forth Worth, TX @ Forth Worth Convention Center *
03/18 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/29 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place *
03/30 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome *
04/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum *
04/02 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *
04/03 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Center *
04/05 – Salt Lake CIty, UT @ The E Center *
04/06 – Denver, CO @ Odeum
04/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center *
04/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Arena *
04/16-18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/27 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock In Rio
06/05 – Nurburg, DE @ Rock Am Ring
06/06 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
06/08 – Milan, IT @ San Siro
06/11 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
06/12 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
06/19 – Nijmegen, NL @ Goffertpark
06/24-27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
09/04 – Manchester, UK @ Lancashire County Cricket Ground
09/10 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
09/11 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium

* = w/ Silversun Pickups

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