There may be a silver lining to the delay of Disney’s Jungle Cruise releasing, as it’s given time for Metallica to get involved.
The movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is based on the popular Disneyland ride. If that makes you snicker, we have four words for you: Pirates of the Caribbean.
Anyway, Metallica are collaborating with the movie’s composer James Newton Howard on an orchestral version of their classic Nothing Else Matters, according to Collider.
It all came about due to a combination of Lars Ulrich and his wife being self-confessed big Disney fans, and Disney production president Sean Bailey being a big Metallica fan.
As for the arrangement, Ulrich told Collider, “James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend! Considering what’s he’s done, it’s an absolute honour to have done this with him, and we’re excited for the world to hear it. 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.”
It’s appropriate timing, with the recent release of Metallica’s S&M 2 double album, which features the band performing orchestral arrangements of their classics – including Nothing Else Matters – with the San Francisco Symphony.