This is the week of popstars announcing film projects, earlier this week we reported that Leona Lewis was recording the soundtrack to James Cameron’s Avatar. Now, everyone’s favourite Ice-maidan Bjork has announced that she will sing in the upcoming film ‘The Moomins’.
The Moomins was a popular 1980’s childrens TV show, created by Finish author Tove Jansson. Based on a family of trolls who are white and roundish, with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. We can’t help but think of the camp hippo from Rainbow when we see them.
Check out the Moomins TV Theme song here
Bjork, claims to be a big Moomins fan and has often been seen sporting character depictions on her clothing, she has co-written the title song, named ‘The Comet Song’ with long time collaborator and author Sjon.
This isn’t the first time that Bjork has been involved with a film soundtrack.
In 1999, Björk was asked to write and produce the musical score for the film ‘Dancer in the Dark’, a musical drama about an immigrant named Selma who is struggling to pay for an operation to prevent her son from going blind. The soundtrack Björk created for the film was released with the title Selmasongs. The album features a duet with Thom Yorke of Radiohead titled “I’ve Seen It All”, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song and was performed at the 2001 Oscars.
Watch Bjork perform at the 2001 Oscar ceremony
Bjork also is responsible for the soundtrack of ‘Drawing Restraint 9’, an experimental art film which she worked on with her husband Matthew Barney.
‘The Moomins And The Comet Chase’ opens in Summer 2010.