Now that it has been mentioned on the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency website, SoundtrackNet can reveal that composer Hans Zimmer is expected to write the score for the feature film version of The Simpsons. As a long-time composer for James Brooks - who produces the hit television show - Zimmer is an unlikely choice, as most people were expecting television series composer Alf Clausen (or even Danny Elfman, who wrote the main theme nearly 19 years ago) to be frontrunners.

Work on the animated film is expected to begin later this summer, and according to the IMDB, The Simpsons currently has a 2008 release date.