wolf-totemJames Horner is currently scoring the upcoming adventure drama Wolf Totem. The project marks the fourth collaboration between the composer and director Jean-Jacques Annaud. They have previously worked together on the features The Name of the Rose, Enemy at the Gates and Black Gold. Wolf Totem starring Chinese actors Feng Shaofeng and Dou Xiao is based on the autobiographical novel by Jiang Rong and tells the story of a student who is sent from Beijing in China to the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia to teach shepherds and learns about the bond that they share with the wolves. Annaud has written the screenplay with John Collee (Happy Feet, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). Bill Kong (Crouching Dragon, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers) and Xavier Castano are producing the Chinese/French co-production. Wolf Totem is set to be released in February of 2015 in France and around the same time in various Asian markets. No word yet on a domestic distribution deal. Check out the recently released first teaser for the project below.

Horner also recently recorded his orchestral score for the documentary Aviation: The Invisible Highway, which is set to be released in 2015.

  1. Justin Boggan says:

    Four note danger motif on an ethnic woodwind time.

  2. tiago says:

    This is excellent news! Horner’s work on Enemy at the Gates and Black Gold are great and beautiful soundtracks. I’m really happy that, after two years, we’re going to hear new Horner scores.

  3. ed says:

    Bit of a delay reporting this Film Music Reporter – Horner has been on this project for months.

    • Justin Boggan says:

      There was no official word until now. Months ago, as you put it, his main music editor said Horner wasn’t signed yet and was in talks.

  4. Robbie says:

    I am with tiago on this one, been way to long waiting for Horner to do some music! Exciting news!

  5. Mark says:

    Excellent news. Enemy at the Gates is a classic score.

  6. apxstitch says:

    Finally! Now let’s just hope that it gets a release date to CD. It’s been far too long for a James Horner score.