Correction: Arcade Fire will not score Richard Kelly film
You shouldn’t believe everything you read online. Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler is annoyed and setting the record straight about Internet news gone awry regarding the band’s involvement with Richard Kelly’s new film. On Butler’s blog on the band’s website he reports that despite recent statements on the web by Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly and engineer Markus Dravs, Arcade Fire will not be composing the score to Richard Kelly’s sci-fi, horror drama The Box.
As previously reported, Kelly initially alluded to a “a very famous band” on his MySpace page who would be writing the score to his upcoming thriller starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. When Markus Dravs wrote on his website that he was “off to Canada to work with Arcade Fire on a Sound-track for the forth coming Richard Kelly film,” it seemed pretty obvious who the famous band was. Now, all references of Dravs’ story have been removed from the Internet and Butler has come out with the following, irritated statement:
“Hi everyone. Just to let you all know that (Internet-based fact checking aside) Arcade Fire is NOT doing the soundtrack to any film. We are all off for the summer, writing songs, reading books and keeping our plants alive. Regine, Owen Pallet and I may do an instrumental piece or two for Richard Kelly’s new movie we met at a show this year and hit it off, but we are not planning on doing any major work for a while, and this would not constitute a soundtrack or a realease. Can’t wait for all you non-music stealers to hear the new Wolf Parade record.”
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