Clint Mansell will score “United” for BBC TV
Clint Mansell ended up stepping down from scoring Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE due to scheduling conflicts, but that hasn't derailed his reputation as one of the best film composers working today. His name has become synonymous with Darren Aronofsky, with Mansell composing the scores to THE FOUNTAIN and BLACK SWAN among others.
Mansell seems to be looking to other mediums for new challenges, scoring the videogame "Mass Effect 3" and making his first foray into the world of television. Mansell will do the music for BBC TV's Socccer flick United, focusing on the youngest team to ever win the Football League. The uplifting tale of Manchester United's "Busby Babes" would make for a good standalone story in itself, but the true story took a tragic turn when eight members of the team were killed in the famous Munich Air plane crash of 1958.
The highs and lows of the story should create ample room for Mansell to pull at our heartstrings and gives him the opportunity to do something different that we haven't heard in his previous film work. United is in post-production at the moment, but the film starring David Tennant and Sam Clafin doesn't have a release date just yet...