It's probably a composer assignment like this that's the only thing that would ever make me watch a film so blatantly out of my wheelhouse. But considering how Elfman was announced for he Hunger Games in a similar way, I'll believe it when I have the CD in my hands.
The film will probably end up risible and it's had a lot of press regarding it's casting changes, but it will probably be a huge hit too, based on the book sales and morbid curiosity. I love that Elfman (if it's true) is willing to take on such a property. The guy likes to tackle all subjects. If nothing else, the film will sound good, with or without the moans!!
Absolute ZERO interest in a film version of poorly written Twilight fan fiction turned into mommy porn , but for Elfman I will be all over ( maybe not the best turn of phrase ) this album... provided we get a score album.
For me, Elfman's dramatic music is so much more interesting than his superhero / fantasy scores ( just not my cup of tea ). This is excellent news...
If this news is true, I seriously doubt that the studio/director will want Elfman to go "Body Heat" or "Basic Instinct" or "Vertigo" or "Dressed to Kill" for this, but of course that's an amazing dream. I'm assuming it will be another low-key ambient/guitar-based score (not a bad approach, but a too common one in my opinion). Boy would I love to be proven wrong, though.