Above: POP WILL EAT ITSELF classic THERE IS NO LOVE BETWEEN US, from 1988.
Clint Mansell, former band leader of West Midlands UK 80s alt-rockers POP WILL EAT ITSELF, is scoring the new Scarlett Johansson sci-fi action vehicle GHOST IN THE SHELL, according to director Rupert Sanders ( Snow White and the Huntsman ).
Mansell is already established in niche movie-making by being Darron Aronofsky's go-to guy, having notched up REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE FOUNTAIN, THE WRESTLER and BLACK SWAN for the celebrated art-house director.
Mansell's former band ( also known as PWEI ) were notable for their amalgam of cut-and-paste sample-heavy dance rock, that acknowledged an eclectic range of influences from Run DMC, to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, also ushering-in early-90s Crusty and mid-90s Industrial music. They are arguably a heavy influence on post-millennial bands such as PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING.
Though having scored a couple of big studio movies in the past ( the entirely forgettable SAHARA and DOOM ), GHOST IN THE SHELL will be the first Mansell-scored movie where his pedigree will mesh superbly with the subject matter, in what is hoped to be a huge blockbuster movie.
Below: Mansell's LUX AETERNA from Requiem for a Dream ( 2000 ).