John Debney has announced on his official Facebook fan page that he will be scoring the thriller I, Alex Cross. The film is directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) and stars Tyler Perry as James Patterson’s iconic character Alex Cross. Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols and Jean Reno are co-starring. The Alex Cross character has previously appeared in the 1997 film Kiss the Girls (scored by Mark Isham) and 2001’s Along Came a Spider (with music by Jerry Goldsmith), both times played by Morgan Freeman. In I, Alex Cross, the character is retired from the FBI and drawn back to find a killer, only to learn it may be the same man responsible for the murder of his wife twelve years ago. Kerry Williamson and Marc Moss (Along Came a Spider) have written the screenplay and Bill Block & Paul Hanson (W., The Hunting Party) are producing through QED International, while Steve Bowen and Leopoldo Gout (Days of Grace) are producing through James Patterson Entertainment. Debney has previously provided additional music for Cohen’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which was scored by the filmmakers’s regular composer Randy Edelman who has written the music for most of the director’s films. I, Alex Cross will be distributed by Summit Entertaiment in the US. A release date towards the end of the year or in early 2013 is expected.

As previously reported, Debney also has the slapstick comedy The Three Stooges directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly and starring Chris Diamantopolous, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Jennifer Hudson and Craig Bierko coming up. The film is set for a release on April 13, 2012. Check out the trailer below and visit the official Three Stooges site for updates.