Film Music Reporter has learned that the composer duo of Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil is scoring the upcoming action thriller The Killer Elite. The film directed by Gary McKendry stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The movie is based on the Ranulph Fiennes novel The Feather Men and and follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins. Among the film’s producers is Michael Boughen, who produced last year’s Australian hit movie Tomorrow, When the War Began, which featured a score by Klimek & Heil. No release date has been set yet for the Australian/American co-production, but the movie is expected to open later this year.

Klimek and Heil have recently scored a number of international movies that have yet to be released domestically. The aforementioned Tomorrow, When the War Began directed by Stuart Beattie and starring Caitlin Stasey and Rachel Hurd-Wood was Australia’s biggest local hit of 2010. It is expected that an announcement will be made soon about a domestic release either in theaters or on DVD. Klimek and Heil also co-scored the German comedy drama 3 (aka Drei) alongside director Tom Tykwer and Gabriel Mounsey. The film centers on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. The movie opened in Germany back in December and a soundtrack album including the score from the film has been released in Germany on Colosseum Records. The album can be imported from the German Amazon page and audio clips can be found here. No domestic release date for the movie has been announced.