Film Music Reporter has learned that Mark Mothersbaugh has been hired to score the upcoming crime thriller Safe. In the movie, a former elite agent rescues a young Chinese girl carrying vital secrets that both the Chinese and Russian Mafia are intent on obtaining in order to blackmail world governments. The film starring Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon and Robert John Burke is directed by Boaz Yakin. Yakin previously worked with composers Trevor Rabin (Remember the Titans), Joel McNeely (Uptown Girls), Lesley Barber (A Price Above Rubies, Death in Love) and Stewart Copeland (Fresh) on his earlier movies. The film is produced by Lawrence Bender (producer on all Quentin Tarantino-directed movies), as well as Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey (The Social Network) through their company Trigger Street Productions. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on August 12, 2011.

Mothersbaugh is also joining with Pixar to score a couple of shorts for the company, including the upcoming Toy Story short film Hawaiian Vacation. According to Entertainment Weekly’s synopsis of the film (via Pixar Times), Woody, Buzz & Co. re-create a romantic getaway in the toy box when Barbie and Ken bungle plans to stow away on a tropical excursion. The film is directed by Gary Rydstrom, who previously directed the Pixar short Lifted. The short will premiere in theaters in front of Cars 2 on June 24, 2011.

For Mothersbaugh’s other upcoming projects, including Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania, visit our previous article.