- Jun 3, 2003
RZA has signed on to score the music for "Blade: Trinity," the third installment of the "Blade" franchise starring Wesley Snipes.
"On Blade: Trinity, we're actually planning for an 80-piece orchestra. So for me it's really fulfilling," RZA told Film Stew.
RZA said that film scoring was different than Hip-Hop production, due to the emotional scope of the movie and the individual scenes.
"Typical production is limited to me, basically, because all I have to do is focus on two or four bars, and make repetitive music, and maybe a few changes here or there," RZA said. "When you're dealing with scoring, you know, you have to change mood, you have to change vibes. Even in one mood, you have to keep the camera in mind, the movement of the camera and the movement of the actors"
RZA is getting heavily involved in the scoring of movies, having already done such flicks as "Ghost Dog," "Kill Bill," and "Soul Plane."
RZA took the job of scoring music serious, reading books, watching well known composers and he even studied under another famous composer.
"I spent time with Richard Gibbs, a famous composer who did over forty movies, Phil Giffin, who orchestrated for me, did over 80 movies, as well as reading books, and watching great ones like Danny Elfman and John Williams, checking out what they do and just listening, how they took one melody and made it a whole 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' thing."
RZA is also getting into acting, with a part in the upcoming movie "Coffee & Cigarettes."
"It's [acting] something I definitely have a passion for," RZA said "A lot of rappers do want to be actors, but a lot of them don't respect the art. I took my weeks and weeks with an acting coach, and learned how this thing works. So if I do come to do something, I'm not just walking in because I'm the RZA. I've been trained. That's why I took my time even with my scores."
RZA will score the movie in London during the month of June.