You probably loved his invigorating Social Network score — and although it’s safe to assume you can’t remember anything from Dragon Tattoo, other than some tinkling pianos — so this news should be of even the mildest interest. According to FilmMusicReporter (via ThePlaylist), Atticus Ross, frequent collaborator of Trent Reznor‘s, will be scoring the Keanu Reeves-starring, Carl Erik Rinsch-directed samurai epic 47 Ronin.
Written by Hossein Amini (Drive) and Chris Morgan (Fast Five), Ronin is “based on the true story of 47 Ronin, samurai swordsmen who avenged the death of their master in 18th century Japan.” Reeves — possibly living up to the idea that he’s Hollywood’s favorite faux Asian — is leading a cast that also includes Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano (Thor), and Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine).
This marks both Ross‘ debut as a solo composer (the Book of Eli score was done with his brother, Leopold Ross, and wife, Claudia Sarne), as well as the first time he’s tackled a period piece. It should be interesting to see how these potentially big factors end up altering his electric, moody style — if they even do at all — though I find myself more concerned about a debut director tackling a 3D action film. We’ll find out how both went on November 21st.
Does Ross’ involvement make 47 Ronin any more promising?
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