News about The Wolfman has us excited one second and terrified the next. It seems like for every cause for concern there is an equally exciting reason to rejoice. Today there’s more news that falls on the side of good.
According to MovieScore Magazine, Danny Elfman’s once-jettisoned score is back in place:
The replacement of Elfman’s, reportedly, old-fashioned orchestral score with music by ex Tangerine Dream-member [Paul] Haslinger, who is best known for his electronic scores, was heavily debated in the film music community. The fact that Elfman’s score is back in the film, and the back-and-forth process of the film’s musical approach, implies that the filmmakers have had a difficult time to decide in what direction to take the film. It is scheduled to premiere on February 12. According to Cinemusic.net, additional composers (including Conrad Pope) has been brought in to finish the score in time – Elfman himself is unable to work on the film again due to his current work on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Seriously, though, has every component of this film been micromanaged by the studio or what? While I’ll admit that a more classical score is probably best suited for the material, I wonder what Paul Haslinger might’ve done.
Man, February 12, 2010, cannot get here fast enough. I just need to find out if this is the utter disaster it could turn out to be or if Universal is just really making sure they get this one right.
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