Mark Mothersbaugh has been tapped to score Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked. The movie is directed by Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forver After, Sky High) and stars Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate. In the film, the Chipmunks are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens) have written the project’s screenplay. Mothersbaugh’s music is scheduled to be recorded next month. The previous two Alvin and the Chipmunks movies were scored by Christopher Lennertz and David Newman. The third part in the series is set to be released on December 16, 2011 by 20th Century Fox. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.
As previously reported, Mothersbaugh has a number of other projects coming up. The crime thriller Safe starring Jason Statham has recently been pushed back from its original release date in late October and is now scheduled to be released on March 2, 2012. The composer is also scoring Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and the upcoming HBO comedy Enlightened starring Laura Dern. Currently playing in limited release is the indie comedy Saving Private Perez, which the composer scored last year.