Maverick Records will drop a soundtrack to 'Death Proof,' Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse, on April 3rd. The disc will include songs from T Rex, Pacific Gas & Electric, The Coasters and Eddie Floyd, and Ennio Morricone, recent honorary Oscar winner. Other names included in the lot are Eddie Beram, April March, Smith, Jack Nitzsche and Joe Tex. The most interesting item on the list has to be Pino Donaggio's "Sally and Jack," from Brian DePalma's BlowOut -- Tarantino is scoring Death Proof to BlowOut? Oh, man.
In other Grindhouse news, Nicolas Cage recently spoke with a British publication about his upcoming cameo as Fu Manchu in the Rob Zombie Grindhouse trailer 'Werewolf Women of the S.S.' "I did it as a favor for my old friend Rob Zombie, over dinner one night," Cage said. "No money exchanged hands. I didn't know anything about it. Rob said Tarantino and Rodriguez are doing these features, and in between them there are these trailers for movies which don't exist. Rob said he was doing Werewolf Nazi Women of the S.S., and did I want to play a Nazi? I said, well, I'm not real comfortable with that."
Cage continues "He goes, well then would you play Fu Manchu? Yeah, I might do that, I said. But I don't want to wear any gloopy Asian make-up. I had my own weird ideas about what Fu Manchu would be doing. Then I went on the set of Grindhouse later and Bob Weinstein wanted me to do press and all that, and I went: whoa, whoa, whoa, I just did this for Rob, for fun, nothing else. I didn't want to mislead people into thinking I'm in a big role in this movie, it's not like that. I'm Fu Manchu, and nobody will be able to understand a word I'm saying." Grindhouse hits theaters on April 6.