John Ottman has officially signed on to score the upcoming superhero film sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film reunites the composer with Bryan Singer who is directing his third entry in the franchise. The movie acts as a sequel to both 2011’s X-Men: First Class (scored by Henry Jackman) and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand (scored by John Powell) and stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore from the original trilogy, as well as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult from the last part in the series. They are joined by new cast members Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart and Fan Bingbing, Singer is also writing the story and Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman are penning the script. The director is also producing the project with Vaughn, Kinberg and Richard & Lauren Shuler Donner. Principal photography is set to begin this month in Montreal. Ottman who has previously scored X2, as well as most of Singer’s other features will also serve as the film’s editor. X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to be released on July 18, 2014 by 20th Century Fox.
Ottman has also been hired to score the upcoming action thriller Non-Stop. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Liam Neeson as a federal air marshal who starts receiving text messages from someone claiming to be on the same flight, and who is threatening to kill its passengers. Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Scoot McNairy are co-starring. John Richardson and Chris Roach have written the screenplay and Joel Silver (Die Hard, The Matrix), Andrew Rona (Unknown) and Alex Heineman are producing the Studio Canal and Silver Pictures production. Ottman has previously collaborated with Collet-Serra on his features Unknown, Orphan and House of Wax. Non-Stop is currently in post production. No release date has been announced yet.