The upcoming Rush (grin), sees an equal record 6th collaboration in what seems to be a now stable relationship between Hans and Ron Howard. The Backdraft director chose John Williams for his follow-up Far and Away. He then embarked on a 2nd long run with James Horner, before rekindling with Hans on The Da Vinci Code.
Variety has just reported that Howard is slated to direct the adaptation of Dan Brown’s Dante’s Inferno, and if precedent plays out, 2015 should see a new record 7th collaboration with Hans creating a Robert Langdon trilogy.
The Lone Ranger was originally meant to be scored by first timer Jack White, which would have broken the consecutive relationship at 5 movies with Gore Verbinski (who switched from Alan Silvestri). Now with 6 films, it also equals previous record holder Ridley Scott who had adopted Marc Streitenfeld as his go to guy (much like late brother Tony did with Harry Gregson-Williams), and Ron Howard.
Assuming Hans returns to score the just announced Superman/Batman: World’s Finest sequel to Man of Steel, it will be the 2nd project with returning director Zach Snyder, and an opportunity to expand and blend the Dark Knight score with Super Steel!
Here’s a summary of multiple projects with other directors, which began with 4 directed by Niko Mastorakis, in descending order:
Tony Scott (4) – The Fan, Crimson Tide, True Romance, Days of Thunder
Michael Bay (2) – Pearl Harbor, The Rock
John Woo (2) – M:I-2, Broken Arrow
Bille August (2) – Smilla’s Sense of Snow, The House of the Spirits
Nicholas Roeg (2) – Two Deaths, Insignificance
Bernard Rose (2) – Chicago Joe & the Showgirl, Paperhouse