Danny Elfman to score The Hunger Games and Oz

He's got a busy year ahead...

Danny Elfman mentioned in a recent interview that he will be scoring The Hunger Games and Oz: The Great And Powerful.

Buzzine managed to sit down with the prolific composer for an interview at an event to celebrate his 25-year career in collaboration with Tim Burton.

It seems that Elfman is in talks to score Suzanne Collins adaptation The Hunger Games, as well as possibly teaming up once again with Sam Raimi to score the upcoming prequel Oz: The Great And Powerful.

It comes as a surprise to some that he is reuniting with Raimi after comments the former made in interviews post Spider-Man 2.

Nevertheless, at the Q&A with Buzzine, it seemed that Elfman was fully on board for composing for Raimi again.

In the interview, Elfman goes on to explain what this year has in store for him, and why it’s the busiest he has ever been:

“I have five films booked, which is the most I’ve ever had in the future, which is weird. I’ve never been able to see more than two or three ahead, and I don’t like, actually, having my future all booked up.

“It’s a two-Tim Burton year, and a Sam Raimi, so there’s three. I’m not going to say no to Tim and Sam -- that’s already three movies.

“And then Men In Black, well of course I don’t want somebody else to do number 3, so there was another one.

“And then another one called The Hunger Games popped up, which seemed like a really interesting thing.”

Those Tim Burton films, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie, are both due out in 2012, as is Men In Black III, which is currently being filmed.

Are you looking forward to more Elfman/Burton and Elfman/Raimi collaborations? Tell us what you think!

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