Fernando Velazquez has been tapped to score the family fantasy adventure Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box. The film is based on the novel by G.P. Taylor and stars Aneurin Barnard as a 17-year-old boy in Victorian England who is searching for his lost parents and kidnapped with his younger brother in a mysterious luxury hotel filled with villains, child-snatching creatures and a box which turns ordinary objects into gold. Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Keeley Hawes and Ioan Gruffudd are also starring. Jonathan Newman (Swinging with the Finkels)  is directing the film and Gavin Scott (Small Soldiers), Rob Sprackling & John Smith (Gnomeo & Juliet) have adapted the teen adventure novel for the screen. Peter Bevan & Karl Richards are producing for Entertainment Motion Pictures in association with Ibon Cormenzana & Ignasi Estape (Hawthorne) for Spain’s Arcadia Motion Pictures. Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box is currently in post-production. No release date has been announced yet.

Velazquez who has composed the critically acclaimed score for J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible starring Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor, which is currently playing in theaters, also has the supernatural thriller Mama coming up. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse. The movie tells the story of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. Guillermo del Toro is executive producing the project and Barbara Muschietti & J. Miles Dale are producing. Universal Pictures will release the film on January 18, 2013. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.