We learned not too long ago that David Gordon Green has made a movie that’s so low budget and has so much indie cred, nobody even heard about it until it was already finished shooting. It’s called Prince Avalanche, it stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as a couple of road workers painting the lines on isolated and little used roads, and it’s a remake of a 2011 Icelandic film called Either Way. Since most everyone is in agreement that the David Gordon Green who makes small, experimental films is the best David Gordon Green there is, said news was generally accepted as being good news.
But things get even better. Now there’s word that this new film will be bringing back memories of Green’s earlier, indie-r work even more so than we may have imagined. Consequence of Sound is reporting that Austin, Texas band Explosions in the Sky have agreed to make some time to score the film once their current tour wraps up in August. The guys from Explosions in the Sky and Green have all known each other for quite a while, as he’s already used a bunch of their music in his earlier works All the Real Girls and Snow Angels.
The group’s guitarist, Munaf Rayani, said of their new collaboration, “We will be scoring his latest film Prince Avalanche. This particular picture is going to be exceptionally beautiful in that we’re making it with friends of ours.” That’s friends, plural, because David Wingo (another Austinite whose music Green has used in his projects before) is said to be collaborating with the group during the scoring process as well.
If you add it all up, that makes Prince Avalanche a film that sends Green back to his indie roots, gives him a couple of great actors to spotlight, and sees him re-teaming with some musicians whose works have been memorably and successfully paired with his moving pictures in the past. So far every new piece of news we’ve gotten about this one has it sounding better and better. [via Cinema Blend]