The Hunger Games is currently in production, working towards its highly anticipated release on March 23, 2012. One of the last pieces of the production puzzle is now in place, with composers Danny Elfman and T-Bone Burnett signing on to score The Hunger Games.
Danny Elfman revealed his involvement in The Hunger Games over the weekend at a Q&A session to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his collaborations with director Tim Burton. He also revealed he is scoring two future Tim Burton movies, Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows, along with Men in Black III and Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful. Here's what he told the audience at this weekend's event.
"I had planned on taking off the end of the year, writing for myself, and then taking more time next year. And as it turns out, 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. So it's a very weird thing because it's like, 'Oh, I see. Fourteen months of my life is already totally spoken for,' and it's scary, but it just happened. 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 III, 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 really interesting thing. Different -- and different catches my attention in a way that's like, 'Oh, I can't ever pass up a chance to do something different.' So that deal's not even closed, it may not even happen, but we're well along with that."