"As I'm putting the flick together, I see it as a real throwback to the 80s buddy cop genre," said Smith. "So I'm putting some music on this scene, see if it works. I take this piece from Fletch, which I've always loved, and it works. Now I take this piece of music from Beverly Hills Cop, and it plays the comedy well. It plays the action well. And, after doing those temp cues, I said to a few people, 'Is it crazy to see if Harold Faltermeyer will want to score this movie?'"
Faltermeyer hasn't done a soundtrack since 1994, but fortune favors the Smith. "Warners said he'd recently come in and talked about getting back into the game. And so Harold Faltermeyer is watching the movie next week!" Nothing is set in stone, however, and even if the composer agrees, Smith has his own conditions. What I'm looking for is that old Harold Faltermeyer sound that I grew up on. If he's moved on from that sound, I'll respect that. I'll go get a Casio and f*** it up myself!"
Head beyond the jump for some end-of-the-week mood music ...
Band together and pray for that old Faltermeyer sound, readers. Who didn't grow up (or mature to) Faltermeyer's themes? It seems like every day trip my family took was set to the tune of Top Gun (my personal favorite) or Beverly Hills Cop. I'd love a new one to torture my theoretical offspring with. In case you've forgotten that music, here's a little to walk down memory lane with ... and Smith, any chance you can get Kenny Loggins to sing a theme tune? Because the world needs another Danger Zone.