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Friday, 05 January 2007

The Last MimzyRoger Waters has recorded a new song - "Hello (I Love You)" - to be featured in New Line Cinema's upcoming sci-fi film "The Last Mimzy" (to be released across the US on March 23rd). Waters collaborated with Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Grammy Award-winning Pink Floyd producer James Guthrie ("The Wall") on the song.

A sci-fi drama based on a classic Lewis Padgett short story, 'Mimzy' tells the story of two young siblings who discover a box of highly sophisticated toys which empower them with a series of remarkable abilities. The cast includes Timothy Hutton ("Ordinary People," "General's Daughter"), Joely Richardson ("The Patriot," "Nip/Tuck"), and Rainn Wilson ("The Office").

the last mimzyOf his participation in the soundtrack, Waters said: "It has been great collaborating with (director) Bob Shaye and Howard Shore on 'The Last Mimzy,'. I think together we've come up with a song that captures the themes of the movie, the clash between humanity's best and worst instincts, and how a child's innocence can win the day."

Shaye added, "It's an honor to have a huge talent like Roger Waters contribute a song to 'The Last Mimzy.'"

A warm, midtempo song inspired by the film's theme of the delicate balance between ecology and technology, "Hello (I Love You)" will be featured in the film and will run over the end credits. The six and a half minute song will be available on New Line Records' official soundtrack for "The Last Mimzy," which is scheduled for a spring release. We should have ordering details of this for you soon.

"Hello (I Love You)" was co-written by Waters and Shore, co-produced and engineered by Waters, Shore and Guthrie, and executive produced by New Line Cinema's President of Music Paul Broucek. The song was performed by an A-list team of musicians including drummer Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Steely Dan), guitarist Gerry Leonard (music director/guitarist for David Bowie), and Waters on bass and vocals. Additionally, "The Last Mimzy's" 6-year-old star Rhiannon Leigh Wryn appears on the track, singing along with Waters on the song's chorus.

You can see the Quicktime trailer for the movie through the following links:

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