The life of legendary film composer Hans Zimmer is getting the documentary treatment by the BBC.

The 60-minute doc, titled 'Hans Zimmer - Hollywood Rebel', will follow Zimmer's journey from post-war Germany to Hollywood royalty.

It will seek to reveal the musical secrets of the composer over a career that includes scores for films 'Inception,' 'Pirates of The Caribbean,' 'Gladiator,' and 'The Dark Knight' trilogy.

Zimmer also created music for BBC documentaries 'Planet Earth II,' 'Blue Planet II' and 'Frozen Planet II.'

The film features interviews with the likes of Ron Howard, Denis Villeneuve, Christopher Nolan and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Barry Levinson, James L. Brooks, Gore Verbinski, Steve McQueen, Stephen Frears and Tim Bevan will also feature.

Zimmer said: "I’m honoured to be sharing this insight into my career and life with the BBC audience. My hope is that this documentary inspires and emboldens you to unapologetically pursue your passions and find a deeper understanding for my scores and above all, music."

Zimmer began his career playing keyboards and synthesizers in the 1970s, with the band Krakatoa. He worked with the British new wave band The Buggles and briefly appeared in the music video for their hit 'Video Killed the Radio Star'. Before his leap into film scores, the German composer worked on advertising jingles. He famously wrote the theme song for British quiz show 'Going For Gold'.

In his vast career, Zimmer has won two Oscars and four Grammys. He has also been nominated for two Emmys and a Tony.

'Hans Zimmer: Hollywood Rebel' airs on BBC2 next Sunday, October 16.