Lionsgate has announced that Academy Award winner T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart, Cold Mountain), and Academy Award nominated composer of awesomeness Danny Elfman (Beetle Juice, Batman, Army of Darkness, Edward Scissorhands and many more films) will be working together on creating the music for the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games, which is being directed by Gary Ross.
This is a fantastically awesome collaboration, and I'm sure these two musical talents will come up with one hell of a great soundtrack for this movie. Lionsgate's head of film music Tracy McKnight had this to say in a statement,
The Hunger Games is such a special property – it has worldwide mass appeal, but it's also sophisticated, cerebral, soulful, and rebellious. We needed a composer who can translate these qualities musically, and we have not one but two incredible artists in an absolutely thrilling first time ever collaboration.
I can't wait to hear what Burnett and Elfman end up creating. The Hunger Games is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2012. It was also recently revealed that this film will not have a presence at Comic-Con this year which sucks. Another films I was looking forward to seeing at the Con that has been scratched out.