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  • #99887
    ddddeeee
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    It’s easy to say “I’ll believe it when it happens,” but all the major trades are reporting it.

    https://variety.com/2023/film/actors/jenna-ortega-beetlejuice-2-tim-burton-1235548928/

    #99891
    DannyBiker
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    Please don’t.. 🙁

    #99892
    ddddeeee
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    Even with Wednesday being the phenomenon that it was, I wonder if Burton could even get any other movie off the ground these days.

    #99929
    ddddeeee
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    #99930
    DannyBiker
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    I’ll look forward for the score for sure, the “pumped up” version of the Main Titles performed in the Elfman-Burton concerts really showed how Elfman perfected his craft through the years.

    That being said, I agree that it’s pretty much the only project left for Burton at this stage of his career, but boy is it sad to see. I really hoped Beetlejuice would be left untouched.

    Just don’t do Edward Scissorhands 2 please… 😀

    #99931
    Thor
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    To this project: Why not, I say. Not that the original film screamed for a sequel or anything, but in the right hands (which it obviously has), it could work.

    As far as the score is concerned, I think the original BEETLEJUICE theme is one of the greatest compositions Elfman has ever written. The rest of the score, however, has always left me a bit cold. Some nice bits here and there, but not really anything on that main theme’s level. Still, I’d be curious to hear if and how Elfman develops the material.

    #99932
    ddddeeee
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    I love that Beetlejuice suite, too! That extended build up to the main theme is soooooo good.

    I actually think the overall score to Beetlejuice is underrated. Everyone is hung up on the main theme, but I really love the whole thing. The Waiting Room Music is excellent!

    I’m kinda fascinated by how Elfman will approach this. The chaos of the original score is worlds away from Elfman’s more ‘musical’ writing these days.

    #99933
    DannyBiker
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    The original score does have a form of simplicity, even some kind of “naïveté” that is inherent to scores from debuting composers I suppose. I grew with it (discovering the Main Titles is one of the highlight of my life, really) so each track on that album lives somewhere in my head, although I revisit it less often than other Elfman scores from that era.

    To some extent, I hope he goes back to that kind of simplicity, with a “modern” twist of course. His last main Burton score, Dumbo, kind of leaned towards a more “direct” music, leaving some of the complexities of the last 30 years behind. And I liked that quite a lot.

    #99934
    ddddeeee
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    #99935
    DannyBiker
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    So did Monica Bellucci, to the surprise of no one.
    I must say, that Dafoe addition had me rising an eyebrow in interest

    #100017
    ddddeeee
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    Elfman’s website has updated and has this now listed as an updated projected. Guessing he’s still on it (for now?).

    #100037
    DannyBiker
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    Official poster is out, with a release date :

    Ok, that’s a smart title.

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    #100054
    ddddeeee
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    It’s a bit hard to navigate because lots of random people have been added, but the IMDB credits now list lots of Elfman’s team, which is usually an indication that the recording is soon.

    #100056
    ddddeeee
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    Colin Currie posted last week that Elfman ‘took a break from scoring Beetlejuice 2’ to join him for a performance of his concerto. He started writing the score in October, so he’s been on it for quite some time.

    Trailer is out this coming week.

    #100057
    ddddeeee
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    #100058
    DannyBiker
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    That gotta be the “genericest” of the most generic teaser ever…

    #100077
    ddddeeee
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    The website has the credits up for the film. Soundtrack will be released by Watertower Music.

    #100087
    ddddeeee
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    Elfman plans to release a new rock album late this year or early next. He also ‘will be doing shows In October in Los Angeles to support the new film Beetlejuice that will be released in September of 2024’.

    SICK NEW WORLD: A Chat With The Legendary Danny Elfman!

    Not sure what the latter means. Beetlejuice live-to-film?

    #100089
    ddddeeee
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    In an interview with Gramophone, Elfman said he has recently finished scoring this.

    #100091
    ddddeeee
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    Produced by Elfman.

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