YOSHIKI to create theme song for new xXx 4 film starring Vin Diesel
X JAPAN leader will create music for action film xXx 4 and animated feature SpyciesThe H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel. The film will feature a theme song with music written by YOSHIKI. xXx 4 is in pre-production with casting currently under way, and principal photography set to commence this year.
In addition, The H Collective has invested in its first animated feature, Spycies, an action spy comedy produced by Chinese entertainment giant iQiyi. YOSHIKI will be working on the theme song and music for the feature which has been animated in France by Lux Populi Production. Spycies will be released in theaters across China on August 8th, 2019.
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the world-famous rock group X JAPAN, who has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. YOSHIKI’s film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, “The Golden Globe Awards”, and the hit anime series “Attack on Titan”. After receiving the Asian Icon Award from UK’s Classic Rock Magazine, YOSHIKI was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. YOSHIKI is currently finalizing X JAPAN’s first new studio album in over 22 years.
“YOSHIKI is a great friend of ours at THC and we are incredibly proud to be working with such a talent on two movies which are both global in scope,” said The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley. “Spycies brings together talent from the US, Japan, China and France.”
YOSHIKI said, “I’m excited to be part of the new xXx film and Spycies, composing the new theme songs and collaborating on the film scores.”
YOSHIKI is represented by WME.
Golden Globes 2018 – Yoshiki Photo
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