Talk about odd, Parisian princes Justice have saddled up with an Australian based theatre company to score a major new stage production of King Kong.
Running for 12-weeks in Melbourne, the musical material will soundscape ‘King Kong running and pounding his fists across the earth’ exclusively at the Regent Theatre.
King Kong will be a 14 ton beast currently being constructed that will need up to 10 puppeteers to control!
Other contributions stem from Bjork collaborator Marius de Vries, The Avalanches and Massive Attacks 3D, offering an epic global collective.
Taken from the site…
Opening June 2013, KING KONG will bring to life a timeless love story, set in one of the world’s most exciting cities. In an exclusive Melbourne only season, it will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Five years in the making, KING KONG will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will bring to life one of the most technologically advanced puppets in the world – a one-tonne, six-metre tall silverback gorilla.
The exciting score will feature modernised musical standards including I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU, BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME and GET HAPPY from the worlds best contemporary artist, as well as dazzling choreography, traditional puppetry, breathtaking circus skills and advanced animatronics to showcase one of the most romantic and timeless love stories of our time.
When the duo were interviewed for the project Xavier has told the music is ‘a perfect match’, watch it below.