Ennio Morricone in talks to score Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

Italian music composer Ennio Morricone, whose resume includes some of the greatest action films of the 1960s through today, including such cult classics as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Clint Eastwood, A Dollar a Head with Burt Reynolds, A Fistful of Dynamite with James Coburn, Night Flight from Moscow with Yul Brynner, Order of Death with Harvey Keitel, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and many, many more, has accepted an offer from huge fan Quentin Tarantino, to write the music for Inglourious Basterds, according to Variety. Morricone says that he may not be able to cover all the needed material, because of the movie’s time constraints, which will complete shooting in February and needs to be delivered by the end of April, in time for the Cannes Film Fest.

So right now, it’s still up in the air, as to whether the celebrated composer will actually work on the project or not.

Tarantino has been in Germany shooting the World War II film, which follows the exploits of a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as The Basterds, in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, who are chosen to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The group soon crosses paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris, which has been chosen to screen a Nazi propaganda film.

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