Metallica To Re-Make ‘Nothing Else Matters’ for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise‘. Metallica is about to rock the boat! The famed metal band will be featuring a fresh take on their hit song, “Nothing Even Matters” that will help to feature a key portion of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica shared his excitement for the film and getting the chance to work with Oscar winning composer, James Newton Howard.
“It really goes back to [Disney production president] Sean Bailey, who is a lifelong rock fan, and is just all-around one of the greatest, most friendly, generous, warm, and embracing people you’ll find in the music business. I think he’s always been a Metallica fan, and we’ve gotten to know each other well. My wife and I are big Disney fans, so there’s a great friendship there, and he’s always looked for the right match where there was a way that Metallica could contribute to some project of theirs. This was the right fit, with Sean leading the calvary, and with James Newton Howard and his track record, and what he’s done.”
“James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend! Considering what’s he’s done, it’s an absolute honor to have done this with him, and we’re excited for the world to hear it. It’s kind of an interesting morph, because it’s kind of — and I don’t want to give too much of it away — but it’s a very unusual morph in that it’s kind of his arrangement of “Nothing Else Matters” that we’re playing. We wrote the song, but he took the song and rearranged it to fit something specific in the film — and obviously, I’m not going to give any of that away — but we then kind of took on his version of it. I think that’s all that should be said.”
Disney’s Jungle Cruise is a film based on the Disney Park attraction by the same name, where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, as they venture into the Amazon in search of a mystical tree with healing powers. The film stars Emily Blunt (Lily Houghton), Dwayne Johnson (Frank), and Jack Whitehall (McGregor).
Jungle Cruise is currently set to release on July 24, 2020.
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