Japanese rockers GLAY will contribute the theme song for the Japanese-dubbed version of Wings Over Everest, an action-adventure movie opening in theaters this November.
Wings Over Everest is a China-Japan production led by veteran producer Terence Chang, credited on numerous blockbusters including Face/Off, Mission: Impossible 2, Red Cliff and more.
Japanese star Koji Yakusho plays Jiang, the leader of a Himalayan rescue team called Wings that must undergo a rescue mission in the Mount Everest “death zone,” nearly 8,848 meters above sea level, where temperatures reach minus 50 degrees Celsius.
GLAY wrote a new song called “Koori no Tsubasa” (“Wings of Ice,” in English) for the film, a majestic rock ballad that amplifies the intense human drama and brutal action scenes featured in the work.
“We wrote ‘Koori no Tsubasa’ based on the movie that depicts the lives of characters with various backgrounds set in the extreme conditions of Mount Everest,” says TAKURO, guitarist and leader of the band. “People must face and accept their harsh destiny, yet also live as part of nature. This was something we tried to be aware of when writing the song.”
The Fei Yu-directed Wings Over Everest — starring Yakusho, China’s Zhang Jingchu and Taiwan’s Austin Po-Hung Lin — will be released in Japanese cinemas in November.