Added on 27-Mar-2007
queen music in rock climbing filmTORONTO, Ontario, March 26 Hard rock and rock climbing were a natural match in "The Alps," the latest film from Canada-based IMAX Theaters that will arrive in theaters this summer. Composer Steve Wood collaborated with guitarist Brian May and the rock band Queen on the score for the MacGillvray Freemans Films project that tells the story of rock climber John Harlin III as he attempts to scale the Eiger North Face, the legendary Swiss mountain that took his renowned father's life.
The film was directed by Stephen Judson, who co-wrote it with Stephen Venables.
"Queen's music has a real edge, and the challenge was to combine it with orchestral music that reflected the more spiritual, mystical nature of the Alps," Wood said in a release Monday. "Ultimately, I hoped to create something that, like the film, has a kind of distance and grandeur and reflects the story of human beings facing something larger than themselves." May performs solos on some of the re-arrangements, including "Who Wants To Live Forever" and "It's A Beautiful Day," as well as on pieces by Wood.