Very few film composers have a fan following all their own, but Danny Elfman is definitely one of them-- his work with Tim Burton on Batman and Nightmare Before Christmas is justly iconic, and then sometimes he turns around and gives us something completely different and beautiful, like last year's score for Milk.

Who knows what kind of Elfman work we would have been getting on the upcoming The Wolfman, because, according to Cinemusic.net (via The Playlist), Elfman is being replaced as the film's composer. Paul Haslinger, who has mostly scored random schlock like Turistas and the Death Race remake, will be taking over from here. The reason given is scheduling conflicts, thanks to the film's mulitple delays, but given that Elfman had an entire score prepared already, it seems something less happy is the actual cause.

The most recent trailer, embedded below, featured utterly un-Elfman-like modern rock type music, and that's probably a good hint as to where the movie will go from there. It does make the film feel more modern, but then again, it also makes it seem like an Underworld movie-- the most recent of which, as it happens, Haslinger scored. That might tell us a lot more about Wolfman than those looking forward to the movie would like to believe.

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