After supplying the score to moody, blackly-comic short film A Perfect Place (featuring the awesome Bill Moseley), I knew that Mike Patton – former Faith No More frontman and founder of countless cool and experimental bands like Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Lovage and Peeping Tom – had a promising future as a film composer, but I have to admit I was a little bit stunned to discover the multi-talented musician's first full-blown feature film score would be...
Crank: High Voltage? I'm not doing a very good job putting that concept together in my head just yet. According to MovieWeb, co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have commissioned Patton to score the sequel to the hyper-spastic Jason Statham thriller. As of this writing the music is near completion, on track for the film's theatrical release date of April 17. They also suggested that Patton may also be contributing lyrical songs to the film as well.
In other Patton news, the artist has recently announced that his old group Faith No More will indeed be reuniting for a tour this year... more details on that coming soon. Mike's also preparing to release 'Mondo Cane', a collection of vintage Italian songs that takes its title and inspiration from the legendary 1962 documentary that ignited the whole “shock-doc” cult movie trend.