Not too long ago, we were given the first full trailer for the upcoming animated adaptation of The Little Prince (in French). But it’s worth pointing out that while it’s being produced and animated in France, the film is nonetheless employing some high-profile American talents to bring the book to life. Such is the case with who they’ve brought on board as their composer.
Film Music Reporter has recently unveiled that Hans Zimmer has been officially set to score the soundtrack to The Little Prince. This will be the second time that he has collaborated with Mark Osborne, having previously scored the soundtrack to the first Kung Fu Panda film (wherein Osborne was the co-director).
A renowned name in the music world, Zimmer still remains in very high demand throughout Hollywood, having also been brought on to oversee the soundtracks for Sony Pictures’ Chappie and Warner Bros/DC’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the world of animation, he will also be returning to compose Kung Fu Panda 3 (no word yet on whether or not John Powell, his collaborative partner on previous installments, will return alongside Zimmer).
Directed by Mark Osborne and written by Irena Brignull (The Boxtrolls), The Little Prince features the voice talents of Marion Collitard (The Rose), Rachel McAdams (The Mother), James Franco (The Fox), Jeff Bridges (The Aviator), Benicio del Toro (The Snake), Ricky Gervais (The Conceited Man), Paul Giamatti (The Teacher), Albert Brooks (The Businessman), Bud Cort as The King, with Mackenzie Foy as The Girl, and newcomer Riley Osborne as The Little Prince.
The film has no set release date in the US yet, but it’s expected sometime during the last quarter of 2015.
What do you think? Is Hans Zimmer the right choice for this project?