It looks like How To Train Your Dragon 2 is looking for a dynamic soundtrack. Revealed on the Comic-Con floor via Twitter, musician Jonsi is looking to team up with composer John Powell for How To Train Your Dragon 2. Taking the musical cues from Sigur Ros’ front man Jonsi, the Icelandic native will be lending his talents as a composer to the film. It isn’t the first time Jonsi has offered his hand at scoring a film before.
Before he decided to take on How To Train Your Dragon 2, Jonsi lent his hand to the 2012 Cameron Crowe film We Bought A Zoo. In addition, his songs have been featured in Vanilla Sky, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 127 Hours, and Penelope.
How To Train Your Dragon also used Jonsi for their first film, so it’s a smart move to have the man who gave the film the right tone with his musical stylings to join back for the sequel.
For the first film the artist contributed “Stick And Stones.” This time around Jonsi will write three songs for the film, which is slated to hit theaters next summer.
Jonsi is a pretty busy man these days. His band has released two albums back to back with 2012’s Valtari and 2013’s Kveikur, and since then has toured to support those albums, while shooting music videos, and composing for other films.
As for How To Train Your Dragon 2, the film recently released a teaser trailer of Hiccup and his good friend Toothless. Our guess is the small teaser was released to get people excited for Comic-Con.The official synopsis for How To Train Your Dragon 2 reads as follows:
“The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.”
“When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.”
Fans of Jonsi will be able to hear his music in the film when it hits theaters on June 20, 2014.