Musician and producer Brian Eno is to score Nicolas Winding Refn's English-language debut, Fear X.

The script for Fear X was penned by Refn and cult author Hubert Selby Jr, writer of Requiem For A Dream.

The Danish filmmaker sent Eno his previous features Pusher (1996) and Bleeder (1999) along with the script for the new film, and that was apparently enough to convince him to score the new film.

The $6.6m Fear X shoots in January. It follows a US shopping mall security guard (Tom Sizemore), who finds his wife murdered, and embarks on a bizarre investigation leading him to Rio de Janeiro in search of the murderer.

The Danish/UK film is produced by Henrik Danstrup and Refn's NWR ApS, and is backed by TV2/Denmark, the Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund as well as Egmont Entertainment, who hold Scandinavian rights.

International sales are split between Zentropa's Trust Film Sales and Egmont's Nordisk Film International Sales. Former head of Metrodome Distribution, Rupert Preston, holds UK rights.

Eno started his career in 1971 with Roxy Music, but has since collaborated with the likes of John Cale, David Bowie, and U2.