James 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.