Devon duo's song to feature in new Twilight movie
A music duo are celebrating news that a song they've composed will feature in one of the year's biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
The song, Heart of Stone, will be in the final film of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 2, which is released on November 16.
Kieran Scragg, from Chudleigh Knighton, South Devon, and Neil Reed, from Coffinswell, also in South Devon, wrote the song and are thrilled it has been included in the soundtrack. Their band, named Iko came to the attention of Hollywood producers through the music supervisors for the film.
When singer Kieran heard there was an opportunity to pitch a song for the movie franchise, he immediately read the book and together with writing partner Neil, wrote Heart Of Stone.
"We've been sitting on the news for a while and have been dying to tell people," said Kieran. "The song is piano and voice-based and it's intentionally stripped down. Neil wrote the piano part and I started writing the lyrics over the top. We recorded it at Neil's house and the whole process only took a few weeks.
"We've got some champagne ready for when we actually see the film. We've already done lots of celebrating with family and friends."
They believe their song will feature around halfway through the film.
"When Breaking Dawn Part 1 came out on Blu Ray, there was an exclusive clip on You Tube of the new film, Part 2, and our song was used on that and it's already been seen by 40,000,000 people," said Kieran.
Their track will feature alongside more globally recognised acts such as Green Day, Ellie Goulding and Christina Perri.
Another one of Iko's tracks, Dazed and Confused, is to feature in the new series of American drama Grey's Anatomy.