Amine Bouhafa (Timbuktu, Four DaughtersBeauty and the Dogs, Gagarine, The Man Who Sold His Skin) is set to compose the score for an upcoming animated film adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. The composer will incorporate melodies of the opera and also create original compositions for the movie directed by Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands). Damien Brunner (Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia) & Sarah Delmas are producing the project for Folivari, Veronica Lassenius and Pablo Jordi (Fungi) for Pikkukala and Pierre-Henri Léon for La Garde Montante. Bouhafa has previously scored Folivari’s animated feature The Summit of the Gods. Carmen is set to released in French theaters in 2026, to coincide the 150th anniversary of the original opera. (Variety)

Bouhafa’s other recent projects include Sofia Alaoui’s Animalia, which just opened in French theaters last month, as well as Kaouther Ben Hania’s Four Daughters, which was released in France in July and has been picked up Kino Lorber for a domestic release later this year or in early 2024.