By BENEDICT CARVER, November 13, 1998 (Variety On-Line : Used Without Permission) Elton John has agreed to compose his first feature-length score in 26 years, for Albert Brooks’ “The Muse.” Pic, which is being financed and distributed by October Films, stars Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges and Andie MacDowell. John will also write the title song for the film, together with his writing partner Bernie Taupin. While John has written songs for a number of Disney animated pics, notably “The Lion King,” his last score was for a 1971 drama called “Friends,” directed by Lewis Gilbert. John and lyricist Tim Rice are contributing several songs to DreamWorks’ next animated pic, “Eldorado — City of Gold.” “I have become more involved with film through my work with Disney, DreamWorks and, of course, the establishment of my own production company, Rocket Pictures,” John said. “I loved the script for ‘The Muse’ and was pleased to get this opportunity to work with Albert Brooks and October.” Rocket, which John runs with David Furnish, has many projects in development, but has produced few pics to date. In a prepared statement, October co-presidents Scott Greenstein, Bingham Ray and John Schmidt held out the possibility they might explore further collaborations with Rocket. “We are thrilled to be opening the door for a wider relationship with Elton’s management team of Colin Bell and Frank Presland, as well as Rocket Pictures,” the October partners said. “Muse,” is a comedy about a disenchanted Hollywood screenwriter who finds a real muse living in Los Angeles. Herb Nanas is producing the pic, which October will release next year.