WaterTower Music is pleased to announce the release of “Eclipse,” the evocative new rendition of the classic Pink Floyd song created by Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer (”Interstellar,” “Dunkirk,” “Inception,” “Gladiator,” “The Lion King”) and featured on the debut trailer for “Dune,” Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name, for which Zimmer will be providing the score.
Directed and co-written by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”), “Dune” tells the mythic and emotionally charged story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Zimmer’s tremendous reimagining of the timeless Pink Floyd anthem, originally heard as the haunting closing track to their epic The Dark Side of the Moon album, serves as a formidable auditory compliment to the film’s trailer, which has garnered over 50 million views following its September 9th debut.
Conceived in collaboration with Villeneuve, Zimmer’s new interpretation was orchestrated from his home recording studio, with the iconic composer utilizing FaceTime and other technologies to communicate with a diverse team of artists, including programmer Steven Doar, Chinese-American cellist Tina Guo, Colombian bassist Juan Garcia-Herreros, and English guitarist Guthrie Govan, as well as a 32-voice Los Angeles choir, which was recorded in groups of four across eight studio sessions to safely ensure social distancing .
“Eclipse” will be included on the upcoming DUNE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
ABOUT THE FILM
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures Present “Dune,” starring Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Little Women”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”), Oscar Isaac (the “Star Wars” franchise) Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Avengers: Endgame”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” HBO’s “Euphoria”), Chang Chen (“Mr. Long,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), David Dastmalchian (“Blade Runner 2049,” “The Dark Knight”), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Netflix’s “Sex Education”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”).
The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.
Behind the scenes, Villeneuve reteamed with two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “The Young Victoria”), two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival,” “12 Years a Slave”), two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (“First Man,” “Blade Runner 2049”), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (“Blade Runner 2049”). He also collaborated for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”); three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Revenant,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Quills”) and co-costume designer Bob Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception”). Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Inception,” “Gladiator,” “The Lion King”) created the score. The film is being distributed worldwide by Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures.
ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.