Fans of the incredible talent that is Yoshiki will be psyched about this news from his camp. Read on.
The Press Release:
The 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 theatres 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 Classic Rock magazine U.K., 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.
ABOUT THE H COLLECTIVE: Launched in 2017, and with offices in Los Angeles, The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing and distribution company that is producing and financing a diversified slate of high-quality films with strong Franchise IP potential. The slate includes Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks which Sony will release on May 24th and Christopher Cantwell’s thriller The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul. The H Collective acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala’s horror thriller spec The Beast and will produce the fourth installment of the xXx franchise starring Vin Diesel. For further information, visit the link below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Clearly Yoshiki is a busy, busy man as we’ve only recently noted how he will be appearing on select tour dates with Sarah Brightman (discussed HERE if you missed it). I’m interested in hearing the kind of music Yoshiki scores for these films and will admit that I am especially excited about the upcoming X Japan album. I hope they tour here again sometime soon because it was a spectacular show to be in attendance at. What do you fans of the man think of this news? Chime in down below.