Kanye West Scores a New "Mission"
West will not be the first artist to update the classic theme for the film series; U2 performed the song in 1996 for Mission Impossible as did Limp Bizkit for M:I-2.
"As a fan of Kanye's work, I was thrilled at the prospect of him contributing his talents to M:I III," said Tom Cruise, the film's star, via a statement. "We wanted to take this installment of Mission to the next level and Kanye's music definitely added to accomplishing that goal. As we've done with the film, what he's done with the Mission theme is going to blow people away."
"My goal is to take the Mission franchise and re-interpret it to make a movie that is familiar, but absolutely brand new," added M:I III director J.J. Abrams, also via statement. "Kanye has done just that with his version of the classic Lalo Schifrin theme, and we're thrilled to be working with him."
Mission: Impossible III is scheduled for release on May 5. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames and Laurence Fishburne.
In related news, 'Ye is nominated for eight Grammys in tonight's 48th Annual Grammy Awards.