Composer James Newton Howard is replacing Danny Elfman as the composer of The Hunger Games score. We reported in August that Danny Elfman was teaming up with T-Bone Burnett on the score, although Danny Elfman was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
T-Bone Burnett will continue to collaborate on the score with James Newton Howard, and will serve as executive music producer of The Hunger Games. An insider revealed the transition will not affect the post-production work on The Hunger Games.
Danny Elfman is currently working on the score for Men in Black III and Dark Shadows. James Newton Howard is scoring upcoming projects such as Snow White and the Huntsman and The Bourne Legacy.
The Hunger Games comes to theaters March 23rd, 2012 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg. The film is directed by Gary Ross.
I hope Mr. Newton Howard will be able bring an Oscar-winning score for the Hunger Games. Good luck!