As recently reported, Mastodon were tapped to write the score for the comic book adaption of Jonah Hex, which is set for a 2010 release in theatres.
The band is working with composer John Powell on the DC Comics story and bass player Troy Sanders recently spoke to Paste magazine about it all…
“[The movie budget] covered our studio fees, but it was a break even deal. Malkovich, Brolin and Megan Fox all took pay cuts to be a part of this movie—that alone speaks volumes about how much people care about this film.”
“I guarantee an incredibly popular misconception will be, ‘Oh my god, they’re selling out doing a fucking comic-book movie. They probably got a huge paycheck and don’t give a shit about integrity. The fact is the exact opposite. We sacrificed another two weeks away from home to give away an album’s worth of material for nothing in return but satisfaction in being a part of something incredible.”
You can read the entire interview here. Mastodon last released ‘Crack The Skye‘ earlier this year.