Christopher Young has been hired to write the music for the upcoming horror thriller Sinister. The movie reunites the composer with director Scott Derrickson. They have previously collaborated on the 2005 hit thriller The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Sinister stars Ethan Hawke as a journalist who travels with his family around the country to investigate gruesome murders. After he moves his family into a house where another family was murdered, he discovers film footage revealing what happened before the tragedy occured. Vincent D’Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King, Clare Foley and  Victoria Leigh are co-starring. Derrickson has written the script with C. Robert Cargill and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing. Summit Entertainment has picked up domestic rights for Sinister last summer and has scheduled a release on August 24, 2012.

Young also has the action comedy The Baytown Disco coming up, which he is co-scoring with composer Kostas Christides. The film directed by Barry Battles stars Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Clayne Crawford, Daniel Cudmore, Travis Fimmel, Andre Braugher and Paul Wesley. The movie revolves around three redneck brothers who agree to help a woman get her son back from his abusive father. Robert Teitel (Faster, Barbershop, Men of Honor) and Bill Perkins (After.Life) are producing the project. A release date later this year is expected for the Southern-set comedy.