Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Fast and the Curious: MBV To Score New Vin Diesel Movie?!?

According to online buzz, in a move that defies all of the logic the earth has worked so hard to build up in its last ten billion years, news emerged today that once they are done with their newest album, My Bloody Valentine is going to begin work on scoring the newest entry in Vin Diesel’s The Fast and the Furious franchise. Although the prospect of not one but two possible MBV releases in one year is surreal, the image of Kevin Shields’ guitar jump-starting a nitrous oxide burst in a shitty street racing movie is frightening. The only saving grace I can think of is if the movie takes place at night, and it’s subtitled TFATF: When You Sleep.

How bizarre. Shields has contributed to two soundtracks before (Loveless’ “Sometimes” to Lost in Translation and “Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix)” to Marie Antoinette), but this latest seems like a mismatch. Of course, My Bloody Valentine is My Bloody Valentine, and maybe Shields’ fuzzy, layered guitar and Belinda Butler’s angelic, drifting vocals can drown out Vin Diesel’s one-liners and Ja Rule or Ludacris or whichever rapper they get to join the cast this time around. Neither My Bloody Valentine nor TFATF developers Universal Studios have responded to the rumor.

The (now much-anticipated) movie is due out 2009.

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