According to Variety Danny Elfman will no longer be composing the score for Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games. Earlier this year it was announced that Elfman and T Bone Burnett would collaborate on the score, but due to commitments to Men in Black III and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows Elfman has had to depart.
Instead, James Newton Howard will step in to work with Burnett on the music, and the good thing is the “transition will be seamless and the post production schedule won’t be impacted”. Howard collaborated with Hans Zimmer on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and has received 8 Oscar nominations for his work on movies such as The Village and Defiance. The Hunger Games opens in just over 4 months on March 23, 2012.