'The Hunger Games' Music Score: Danny Elfman Out, James Newton Howard In

The odds were not in Danny Elfman's favor when it came to scoring 'The Hunger Games.' The iconic composer -- a four-time Oscar nominee responsible for the scores from 'Batman,' 'Good Will Hunting,' 'Spider-man,' 'Men in Black' and the theme from 'The Simpsons' -- has had to leave his post on 'The Hunger Games' because of scheduling conflicts. According to Variety, the split was amicable, owed to Elfman's busy ledger: he's currently working on 'Men in Black III,' 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and 'Dark Shadows.'

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alycakes2632d ago

From his previous work I'm sure he'll do just fine.

StarWarsFan2630d ago

I like James Newton Howard's work, but I love Danny Elfman's.