Mark Mothersbaugh has signed on to score the upcoming animated feature Hotel Transylvania 2. The film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky who previously helmed the first installment and features the voice talent of Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher and Cee-Lo Green. The movie follows Dracula’s very old and grumpy vampire father Vlad who turns up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-togethe Robert Smigel (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) has written the screenplay. Michelle Murdocca (Open Season) is producing the Sony Pictures Animation production. Mothersbaugh has previously scored the first part in the series and also composed the music for Sony Pictures Animation’s two Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs features. Hotel Transylvania 2 is set to be released on September 25, 2015 by Sony Pictures.
Mothersbaugh’s upcoming projects also include Pitch Perfect 2. The composer is also scoring the new Fox comedy The Last Man on Earth, which premiered to strong ratings this past Sunday. In addition, his first solo art exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia is still showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver until May before traveling to other cities.