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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

I don't know how much stock to put in this, but I am hearing rumblings that James Newton Howard is taking over. T-Bone Burnett will likely remain on board as well.

Don't quote me on this (unless I am right wink)


tragedy!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

I think it's probably true. There was an interview with Elfman regarding his future projects and he said he was scoring MIB3, then straight into Dark Shadows then straight into Frankenweenie.

Gutted though.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I haven't a notion to read the books yet and the only reason I plan on seeing "The Hunger Games" is because of Gary Ross whose films I have yet to be disappointed in.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

I know Elfman probably wants to be loyal to the franchise, but the idea of him having to leave Gary Ross directed THG in favour of MIB3, with it's various script rewrites, reshoots, the the murmurs that Smith and Sonnenfeld fought throughout shooting, rubs me the wrong way. Plus MIB2 was terrible.

What a waste.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

Sadness. I was very much looking forward to hearing how he'd approach this story, which seems to have an ethos not quite like any other project he's scored.

However, when JNH is really engaged with a project he can be amazing; let's hope this one lights his fires.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

If this in indeed true, it's probably the mystery project that Stu Thomas was talking about on his website when he said, "excited to say it's a great film and we're having fun working on it!"

Sounds promising to me. It seems like James is energized and engaged.

http://www.stuartmthomas.com/

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Given a choice between Elfman scoring Dark Shadows and Elfman scoring Hunger Games, I'll take the former. It's not like James Newton Howard is Steve Jablonsky or somebody.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Gotta be honest wasn't really thrilled about Elfman scoring this movie. Not because of Elfman. It's just the rumors that this was a Twilight clone. Also him collaborating with T Bone. I don't think both of their styles would mesh well. I knew he'd have to sacrifice one of his scores next year. The Burton ones were not option. So it was either THG or MIIIB. I'm glad it wasn't MIIIB b/c I want Elfman to have a trilogy on his resume. Plus I love Elfman's MIB scores. Can't wait to see what he comes up with for the next film. That's my most anticipated score from him next year.

It's funny when Elfman leaves a project JNH once again steps in to take over. You'd think he'd be busy with The Bourne Legacy and Snow White and the Huntsman. But I'm sure he'll a do good job.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I'm up for any future Elfman scores, as long as he leaves room in his schedule for Real Steel 2.
New scores really came alive for me again this year with Real Steel and War Horse.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

Gotta be honest wasn't really thrilled about Elfman scoring this movie. Not because of Elfman. It's just the rumors that this was a Twilight clone.

It's closer to being the next Harry Potter than the next Twilight. Ridiculous musical potential for this franchise, hoping whoever scores it can do it justice.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Gotta be honest wasn't really thrilled about Elfman scoring this movie. Not because of Elfman. It's just the rumors that this was a Twilight clone.

It sounds more like The Most Dangerous Game crossed with "The Long Walk" than Twilight. RESEARCH, people!

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Gotta be honest wasn't really thrilled about Elfman scoring this movie. Not because of Elfman. It's just the rumors that this was a Twilight clone.

It sounds more like The Most Dangerous Game crossed with "The Long Walk" than Twilight. RESEARCH, people!


Correct. I just finished the first book and it's NOTHING like Twilight, which I despise. Looking forward to the movie and score.

BTW, are there any sources to confirm that Elfman has been replaced? From what I read, one person said that 'they had heard so'.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I was told by a reputable source that Elfman departed the project a short while ago. It was his decision, due to scheduling. The person I talked to didn't know who the replacement might be.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Cliffs71   (Member)

It's official...
Elfman out, James Newton Howard is in.
http://www.showblitz.com/2011/12/hunger-games-score-change-elfman-out-howard-in.html

Probably should be thread title change or a new thread started.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

It's official...
Elfman out, James Newton Howard is in.
http://www.showblitz.com/2011/12/hunger-games-score-change-elfman-out-howard-in.html

Probably should be thread title change or a new thread started.


Phew, now I don't look like a moron for saying this was so a couple days ago.

Anywho, I am pumped! What Stu said on his site is true then, the film is great and they're excited to be working on it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Gotta be honest wasn't really thrilled about Elfman scoring this movie. Not because of Elfman. It's just the rumors that this was a Twilight clone.

It sounds more like The Most Dangerous Game crossed with "The Long Walk" than Twilight. RESEARCH, people!


Still doesn't change my lack of interest in this movie. Elfman was the only reason I was going to check it out. But now I can officially pass on it. No offense to James . I sure he'll do a good job.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

According to T-Bone Burnett Elfman was fired from "The Hunger Games" .

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1717665/hunger-games-soundtrack-t-bone-burnett-danny-elfman.jhtml

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

Sounds sort of like a situation similar to Howard Blake's rejection from "Agatha" - a composer being criticized by the top for his/her music being "too good" or "too beautiful." I'm sure both the studio and Gary Ross aren't thrilled that this is out of the bag & it makes me wonder how many rejections don't leak.

This is Elfman's first confirmed 100% rejection, right? I know his original score for "The Wolfman" was rejected, then the second score was rejected and Elfman's orchestrator came back to re-arrange Elfman's score for a re-edit of the film. There is a rumor that Elfman was rejected from "Gattaca" but as far as I know that's just talk.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sounds sort of like a situation similar to Howard Blake's rejection from "Agatha" - a composer being criticized by the top for his/her music being "too good" or "too beautiful." I'm sure both the studio and Gary Ross aren't thrilled that this is out of the bag & it makes me wonder how many rejections don't leak.

This is Elfman's first confirmed 100% rejection, right?


Don't forget SPIDERMAN 3, although I'm not sure if he wrote anything before Young & co. stepped in. Justin is the go-to guy for these things.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I think Danny had such a miserable soul-crushing experience on SPIDERMAN 2 that there was no way he'd sign up for 3 let alone write a note of music for it. But who knows what really happened. IIRC there were some rumblings at the time of a collaboration between him and Chris Young, although it could have been just heresay.

THE WOLFMAN is still one of the wildest stories I've even encountered. I remember being crushed when news came that his score was rejected, and then the surprise when the score came back. I listen to it more often than any other score of his.

 
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