Big news came down the inter-tubes this weekend courtesy of the MTV Movies blog:
During last week's Critic's Choice Awards red carpet, Oscar-winning composer Danny Elfman revealed to MTV that he has recently been hired to compose the score to McG's buzz-a-plenty fourth installment in the epic robot apocalypse series, Terminator: Salvation.
“I just started yesterday,” the composer for Batman, Spider-Man and countless other blockbusters told MTV reporters – although he did say he'd already screened a rough cut of the film, which he declared to be “exciting.”
However he was not able to reveal at this early stage whether he would be incorporating the legendary Terminator theme originally written by Brad Fiedel, but explained that it might still be worked into the score “If it comes up and it seems appropriate... I never really know what to expect when I begin other than just kind of get into it and have fun. Especially a movie like T4... just have fun. So that’s what I intend to do.”
Elfman will be the fourth composer to contribute to the Terminator franchises, after Fiedel (who scored the first two films), Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) and Bear McCreary (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).