Alan Tudyk and Skrillex. Not a pairing I ever thought we’d see in a headline, but Disney is the one to bring them together.
I didn’t expect that, either.
Anyhow, I’ve sacrificed two lines before telling you that the beloved Firefly star has been working on Wreck-It Ralph, the studio’s videogame-inspired animated feature — from which you can see a new still above — that stars John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer. His character is named King Candy, which is leading some to already presume he’s a ruler of the candy-filled world that Silverman‘s character inhabits. Not that such a deduction is real detective work. [FirstShowing]
And when it comes to every Midwestern parent’s least-favorite musical artist, director Rich Moore announced that Skrillex is involved, having been hired to compose the theme song for Hero’s Duty. (That’s an in-movie first-person shooter led by Lynch‘s tough and determined Sergeant Calhoun.) In some weirdly thematic way, this is an absolutely perfect choice; the guy’s music definitely has the kind of edge one would often associate with modern shooters. Plus — this is where I read way too much into it — if Ralph isn’t accustomed to that sort of culture, it could be slightly reflective of how many older folks perceive that sort of music. Am I right here?
Skrillex will, in addition to Wreck-It Ralph, be partnering with Randall Poster — a frequent collaborator of Wes Anderson‘s — and Cliff Martinez (Contagion, Drive) to score Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Heather Morris, and James Franco — as a cornrow-ed drug dealer — it’s a sun-soaked, grime-covered Florida trip that looks like one of the weirdest things this (notoriously bizarre) filmmaker has ever undertaken. I have no doubt this musical combination will only embolden that belief.
Do these additions increase your confidence for Wreck-It Ralph?
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