In 2013, Daft Punk introduced a new audience to the work of Giorgio Moroder – and now, it seems Disney is looking to do it again. The Italian composer, best known for the soundtrack to Scarface, has admitted he’s working on a new video game based on Tron.
Interviewed recently in Clash Magazine – not typically where people look for video game news – Moroder chats about his upcoming studio album, working with younger artists (including Foxes and Charli XCX), and how he’s moving on from his disco history. He confirms he has “an offer to do a big movie”, but cannot reveal more details yet.
The Tron news gets even more interesting when you learn who he’s planning on working with:
I’m going to meet Skrillex next week when I’m back. I’m doing the music for a game for Disney’s ‘Tron’. We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let’s see if he’s interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs.
Frustratingly, Disney is remaining tight-lipped on the topic, so we’re not quite sure what game Moroder is referring to. It could be something as simple as new content for Disney Infinity, which recently added Tron characters to its iOS version. That seems unlikely though, when you consider the clout behind both Moroder and Skrillex, which suggests a new standalone title may be in the works.
Fans are now hoping that we won’t be waiting long to find out what the project is – as well as crossing their fingers it’ll be an improvement on Tron: Evolution from 2010. If what Moroder says is true, the game could be well on its way.
…meanwhile, if you’re in Australia and you’d like a Moroder fix, you should get along to Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” tour when it hits the country next month. The pop princess is featured on the first single from Moroder’s upcoming album, 74 is the New 24, and now the two are touring together. The iconic Italian DJ is playing a set at each show, promising “select cuts from an impressive discography featuring some of the biggest names in music”.
Kylie Minogue and Giorgio Moroder kick off their week-long nationwide tour in Perth on March 14, before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.