Danny Elfman, composer of all those famous TV/movie themes you didn’t even know came from one guy, (The Simpsons, Tim Burton’s Batman, Beetlejuice, Desperate Housewives???) will be handling the score for the upcoming remake of The Wolf Man, starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving.
Hmmm. An Elfman score makes me think that this Wolf Man remake is going to end in failure like so many Wolf Men before it. Not saying there’s anything wrong with Elfman, per say, but for a Wolf Man movie?
I guess I just don’t see the guy who does the music for Desperate Housewives bringing the savage melody of The Wolf Man to life (sure, he did Batman, but that was a loooong time ago). Tribal drums and heart-pounding rhythms would be a much better fit. But hey, maybe that’s just what Elfman has up his sleeve. If the guy’s proven anything, it’s that he is a versatile composer.
Guess we’ll hear the proof for ourselves when The Wolf Man hits theaters on April 3, 2009.
Source: Slash Film