Ilan Eshkeri has recently recorded his score for the upcoming animated feature Shaun the Sheep. The film written and directed by Mark Burton (screenwriter of Madagascar and Gnomeo & Juliet) & Richard Starzak is based on the television series of the same title featuring the sheep character from the Wallace & Gromit short A Close Shave. The movie follows Shaun and his flock into the big city as they try to rescue their farmer, who was forced by Shaun’s mischief to leave the farm. Julie Lockhart (The Pirates! Band of Misfits) and Paul Kewley are producing the project. Aardman Animations’ Peter Lord, Nick Park & David Sproxton (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) serve as executive producers. Shaun the Sheep is set to be released in the UK on February 6, 2015. No domestic release date has been announced yet. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.
Eshkeri has also composed the music for the indie drama Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and will receive an awards-qualifying release on December 5 before opening in January. The composer also scored the British comedy Get Santa, which is opening in the UK this week. His upcoming projects also include Kevin Macdonald’s thriller Black Sea starring Jude Law (set for a domestic release on January 23, 2015) and James McTeigue’s Survivor starring Pierce Brosnan & Milla Jovovich.