Danny Elfman is going to be a busy man. According to The Daily Blam, the popular film composer is going to start work on the music of two of the big movies for next year–the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games” and the Wizard of Oz retelling “Oz: The Great and Powerful”.
“The Hunger Games” score will be worked on in collaboration with T. Bone Burnett, the film composer for “Crazy Heart,” and according to the article, the score for “Oz: The Great and Powerful” will allow for Elfman to return back to his zanier, fantasy-oriented musical style.
“The Hunger Games”, starring Jennifer Lawrence, tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, a child fighter who has to participate in a sport in which teenage representatives of the cities of post-apocalyptic Earth meet to fight to the death:
THE HUNGER GAMES chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.
“Oz: The Great and Powerful” stars James Franco and Mila Kunis and chronicles the Earthly swindler who arrives to the city of Oz in his hot air balloon and makes himself known as a wizard. Once in Oz, he realizes that there are real witches who wield real magic.
You can read more about Elfman’s upcoming composing jobs, which also includes “Real Steel” and two Tim Burton projects, “Frankenweenie” and “Dark Shadows”, here at The Daily Blam.