An Italian site called IGN (via the Tarantino Archives) is reporting that legendary composer Ennio Morricone, who was honored at the Oscars last year, has agreed to score Inglourious Basterds. The news has since disappeared from the Tarantino Archives because it wasn’t 100% confirmed, which makes some sense because Tarantino and Morricone have had an interesting working relationship over the years. Every great war movie has a phenomenal score (Saving Private Ryan had John Williams) and Morricone seems like the perfect guy for Basterds. If only this were confirmed and true!
Tarantino has always said he will never have an original score for any of his films. Adding a Morricone score to an already great script may be just what the film needs. Morricone is a legend, and Tarantino has used his work in his films before.