Danny Elfman Scoring Benicio Del Toro's The Wolf Man
Sure it may just be a simple scoring announcement, but it is some of the best news today. Harry from AICN announces that Danny Elfman has been hired to score Joe Johnston's upcoming Wolf Man movie with Benicio Del Toro. Elfman is one of everyone's favorite composers who has created the iconic sound for films like Tim Burton's Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Men in Black, Spider-Man, and most recently, Hellboy II. This is great news because I do think Elfman is the perfect choice for The Wolf Man. His music is always very moody and considering Wolf Man is a period piece with lots of dark, nighttime scenes, he'll set the mood perfectly. As Harry said, this "is a sad sad story… he can make us feel that."
I didn't have the chance to write anything up about the footage we saw of Wolf Man at Comic-Con back in July. I was quite surprised by the footage and thought it looked pretty damn good, but the design of the werewolf still seemed odd. Maybe I'm just not a werewolf guy, but I'm hoping this will be one of the first movies that shows me how badass werewolves can be. So far Benicio Del Toro was the perfect casting choice and now Danny Elfman was the perfect scoring choice. I just hope Joe Johnston was the perfect director, as that is yet to be seen. For now I'm excited and will remain optimistic. Are there other readers who are big werewolf fans as well? Was Elfman the perfect choice to score Wolf Man?