C7nema recently reported that Howard Shore is attached to reunite with his long term collaborator David Cronenberg to write the score for the upcoming drama Cosmopolis. The film based on the Don DeLillo tome is adapted for the screen by Cronenberg and follows a multimillionaire who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a cataclysmic day. The movie stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti. Cronenberg and Shore have previously collaborated numerous times, most recently on A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Cosmopolis is currently in pre-production and is set to start shooting this May.

Shore has already completed work on David Cronenberg’s upcoming thriller A Dangerous Method. The film about the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and the birth of psychoanalys is written by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, The Quiet American) and stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassell.  No release date has been set yet for the film, but it is expected to open later this year.

Shore is also involved in the music for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming mystery drama Hugo Cabret. The film set in 1930s Paris centers on a 12-year-old orphan, who lives in a train station and must finish what his late father started by solving the mystery of a broken robot. The movie is based on the book by Brian Selznick and is adapted for the screen by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Departed). Scorsese’s first 3D effort stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sascha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone and Christopher Lee. Howard Shore has worked with the director multiple times on such movies as The Departed, The Aviator and Gangs of New York. Paramount will release the film on November 23, 2011.

Finally, Howard Shore is also set to continue his work in the Lord of the Rings world on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies, which are expected to start shooting next week. The first part is scheduled to open in December of 2012, with the second part following in December of 2013. A more detailed article on the project will be published soon.