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Danny Elfman in talks to score 'The Hunger Games'

Danny Elfman has revealed that he’s in talks to score ‘The Hunger Games,' and that he will reunite with director Sam Raimi on Disney’s ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful.'

By Sandy SchaeferScreen Rant / June 21, 2011

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In case there was ever any doubt in your mind, rest assured that Danny Elfman will score both of Tim Burton’s next two films (Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie). However, the famed musical talent will also re-team with Sam Raimi on his next film, Oz: The Great and Powerful – and is in talks to compose the soundtrack for Gary Ross’ adaptation of The Hunger Games.

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Elfman also has Men in Black III on his to-do list over the next year, and provided the musical accompaniment for this fall’s Real Steel. Between him and Hans Zimmer, the two composers are seemingly going to be working on every other film due to hit theaters by 2012!

Buzzine was in attendance at a recent Q&A session where Elfman discussed his longtime working relationship with Burton, having collaborated with the Gothic filmmaker on all but two of his feature films (Ed Wood and Sweeney Todd). It was there that the onetime Oingo Boingo musician dropped the news about rejoining forces with Raimi for his Wizard of Oz semi-prequel and Ross’ highly-anticipated literary project.

The news about Elfman and Raimi rejoining forces for Oz should come as a surprise for everyone who recalls that the two had a public parting of the ways after collaborating on Spider-Man 2. All the same, it’s not the first time two cinematic artists with a solid working relationship suffered a falling out, but were eventually able to leave their bad blood behind them. Even Burton and Elfman had to “take a break” from each other, after working on The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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