Batman score almost scrapped

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 02, 2008 09:38 hrs

Composer Hans Zimmer was so upset after Australian actor Heath Ledger's death that he thought of scrapping the entire score for the new Batman movie Dark Knight and re-doing it.

Zimmer was scared that the music for the scenes with Ledger was too dark and morbid.

He said: "I, for a moment, was thinking, 'Oh my god, I should throw out all the music I've written for The Joker and just start over again,' which is just exactly the wrong thing to do. To honour his (Ledger) performance, I had to stick to my guns.

"The music has to portray the philosophy of anarchy that The Joker displays in the face of Batman's valour. I couldn't soften the music or compromise the evil he projects because Heath really did give such a tremendous performance. If I had taken my eye off the ball, if I had been sentimental, if I had done anything like that, it would really have not served him."

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