Elfman's Wolfman Score Falls on Deaf Ears, New Composer on Board
And The Wolfman's long road to the big screen takes yet another unforeseen twist. This time it's a situation around the film's score that needs some extra TLC.
Cinemusic reports today that due to "scheduling conflicts" Danny Elfman has had to abandon his duties on the upcoming remake, and in his place will be Paul Haslinger, whose work you may be familiar with from Underworld, Death Race, Vacancy, and Crank.
Haslinger is set to begin recording in January for the film's February 13th, 2010, release date. Talk about cutting it close. We'll keep our ears to the ground for any further developments.
"Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate. As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed."
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