Published Jul 22, 2009As we reported earlier this year, super-producer and Radiohead's right-hand sound man Nigel Godrich has been busy producing the music for the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Since word of that broke, rumours have been flying about which bands are involved in the soundtrack, and finally, Godrich is throwing us a bone to give a better idea of whose music he's actually producing.
"There are four or five bands in the story," Godrich recently told NME [via The Playlist] of the film adaptation of graphic novel. "We had to approach real bands to be the bands that appear in the graphic novel... Metric, Broken Social Scene and Beck are in there and they've all recorded original songs for the soundtrack."
While Metric and BSS have previously hinted at their involvement in the project, the bit about Beck does come as a pleasant surprise, even though no one from the Beck camp has actually confirmed the funky Scientologists' involvement.
Godrich also adds, "And there are real bands in the story that we had to call upon too," which, as The Playlist points out, seems to imply that many of the groups that appear in the comic - like Sloan, Spoon, Joel Plaskett, Thrush Hermit, Uncle Tupelo, Be Your Own Pet, Beulah and Neko Case - may provide some music to the film as well. Fingers crossed, folks.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is tentatively due to hit theatres in the summer of 2010.