Simon Franglen (The Magnificent Seven, Pandora: The World of Avatar, Peppermint) has composed the original score for the upcoming French drama Notre-Dame on Fire (Notre-Dame brûle). The film is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose, Seven Years in Tibet) and stars Samuel Labarthe, Mikael Chirinian, Jean-Paul Bordes, Chloé Jouannet, Jérémie Laheurte and Pierre Lottin. The movie centers on the events that took place on April 15, 2019, when the cathedral suffered the biggest blaze in its history and retraces how heroic men and women put their lives on the line to accomplish an awe-inspiring rescue. Thomas Bidegain (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) wrote the screenplay with Annaud and Jérôme Seydoux (CODA, Benedetta) is producing the Pathé production. Franglen has previously collaborated with Annaud on the mini-series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and served as the score producer on the director’s feature Black Gold for James Horner who scored several movies for Annaud. Notre-Dame on Fire is set to be released in French theaters on March 16, 2022. No word yet on a domestic distribution deal.

Also coming up for Franglen are James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.