Alan Silvestri has revealed in a recent interview with that he is attached to score Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming feature The Croods. The film written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicare follows The Croods, an introverted family, who find themselves guided out of their cave into this dynamic world by a resourceful newcomer who may bring more stress than relief to the patriarch of the family. The film’s voice talent includes Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman. The 3D animated feature is produced by Kristine Belson (How to Train Your Dragon) and Jane Hartwell (Shrek). The movie marks Silvestri’s first project for Dreamworks Animation. He has previously collaborated with Chris Sanders on Disney’s 2002 feature Lilo and Stitch. Sanders’ last directorial effort How to Train Your Dragon featured an Academy Award-nominated score by John Powell. The Croods is set for a release on March 22, 2013.

Silvestri whose latest film The Avengers is breaking box office records at the worldwide box office is currently scoring Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming drama Flight. The film starring Denzel Washington tells the story of “Whip”, an airline pilot with substance abuse issues who saves 98 lives when a damaged engine threatens an airplane flight. Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Melissa Leo and James Badge Dale are co-starring. John Gatins (Real Steel, Coach Carter) has written the screenplay. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Men in Black, Catch Me if You Can) are producing through Parkes/MacDonald production and Zemeckis, Steve Starkey & Jack Rapke (Beowulf, A Christmas Carol) are producing for ImageMovers. The project marks Zemeckis’ first live-action film in over a decade since the 2000 hit drama Cast Away. No word yet on when the Paramount Pictures production will open, but a release in late 2012 is expected.

  1. David says:

    Seems that the Remote Control reign on Dreamworks is over. Desplat is scoring Rise of the Guardians, A.R. Rahman is scoring Monkeys Of Bollywood, and Alan Menken is scoring Lidsville.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Or they’re all busy. 😉

    Zimmer: Next Batman film
    Harry: “Dredd”
    Bafle: “The Frozen Game”