Aquaman director James Wan has revealed Ridley Scott’s 1982 released film Blade Runner was the biggest inspiration for Aquaman’s score.
During an interview with Screen Rant, while touching on various influences in the movie, Wan said that he wanted Aquaman to have an ‘80s musical era flavor. He revealed that his inspiration for Aquaman’s musical score was Jean-Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder, and Blade Runner composer Vangelis.
“Down to the musical score, I wanted to- my inspiration was Jean-Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder,” Wan said. “So, very sort of ’80s sort of electronica. And Vangelis, of course, with what they did on Blade Runner. So, I really wanted that kind of flavor.”
In related news, singer Pitbull has also made a contribution to the official soundtrack to Aquaman. The song titled “Ocean to Ocean” features Pitbull and Rhea rapping and singing about water, fighting, and more water, channeling Toto’s “Africa,” which debuted back in 1982. Weezer covered Toto’s 1982 hit earlier this year after a fan ran a viral campaign requesting the cover.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the track accompanies a sequence in which Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) head to the Sahara Desert.
“The ocean, the sea and any body of water, to me, is true freedom,” Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) told EW when asked why he took on the task of creating the oceanic track. “The ocean has always been the border from where my parents came from Cuba and the United States, which gives us freedom. That’s why I respect water. Bottom line: water gives us freedom.”
You can check out the soundtrack below.
Aquaman’s soundtrack comes out on Dec. 14, 2018, one week before the film is in U.S. theaters. The film features an original score by Wonder Woman fame composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Aquaman is set to make a splash in theatres on December 21.
Source: Screen Rant
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