Bear McCreary (Godzilla: King of the Monsters10 Cloverfield Lane, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, Animal Crackers) has composed the original score for the upcoming animated feature Blazing Samurai. The film is directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) & Mark Koetsier and stars Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, Djimon Hounsou and Mel Brooks.The movie is based on Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles and tells the story of a loveable mutt with big dreams of becoming a samurai who finds himself with a new job as sheriff of a town that is inhabited solely by cats. Minkoff is also producing the project with Guy Collins (Planet 51) and Adam Nagle (Riverdance: The Animated Adventure). Blazing Samurai is expected to be released later this year.

McCreary’s other upcoming projects include Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, as well as new seasons of Starz’s Outlander and AMC’s The Walking Dead.