- February 4, 2019 at 11:16 pm #98791boingomusicParticipant
Does anyone know if Elfman is part of the new MIB reboot that’s coming out this summer?
Apparently, no one appears as a composer yet…February 5, 2019 at 7:35 am #98792DannyBikerParticipant
I doubt it honestly. I even doubt they will bring back any of his themes…February 5, 2019 at 6:36 pm #98793
Actually Men In Black International is more of a spin off than a reboot. Emma Thompson even returns as Agent O. Anyways I don’t think Elfman will return as composer because I’ve heard Rick Baker didn’t return to do the make up either. Don’t know if it was either because Baker wasn’t approached or interested. So it wouldn’t surprise me if Gray avoids hiring Elfman as well.February 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm #98794
Hasn’t Rick Baker retired?
The first trailer used a bit of Elfman’s theme. His next (announced) movie isn’t due out until 2020 as Dumbo was recorded in October. I think it’s possible that he’s back.February 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm #98795
Correct Baker announced his retirement about four years ago, but I’m still skeptical about Sony and Gray bringing Elfman on board.March 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm #98823Ryan KeaveneyKeymaster
Well is this confirmation enough? 🙂
MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL
CD Release: June 14, 2019March 10, 2019 at 9:41 pm #98824Ryan KeaveneyKeymaster
Co-composed with Chris Bacon!March 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm #98826
I hope Elfman’s actively involved and it’s not the ‘Here’s my music for the other movies – off you go’ situation that seemed to happen with Jason Bourne.March 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm #98827DannyBikerParticipant
My guess is that it will mostly be a Bacon score with some light Elfman contributions to maintain his legacy on the franchise.
Following my opening statement above, watch me being proven wrong in 4 months.March 11, 2019 at 2:27 am #98841
So I guess this means Elfman probably won’t be heavily involved with the score. Elfman will probably come up with the themes, while Bacon will be utilizing ’em as he’s taking over scoring duties. I hope that isn’t the case and that Elfman is more involved, but I don’t know with the & between both names most likely means Bacon will be contributing quite a bit for MIB:I.March 11, 2019 at 8:15 am #98843
I imagine/hope that the pitch was that Elfman would do what he can and oversee the rest. Can’t imagine Sony approaching Elfman and then being happy with getting Chris Bacon instead (no offence intended).April 20, 2019 at 10:10 pm #98931
Music department consists of Elfman regulars so far. Fingers crossed.April 21, 2019 at 10:14 am #98932May 27, 2019 at 9:12 am #98946Descent Into MysteryParticipant
Apparently, he worked with Chris Bacon on Why We Rise.May 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm #98950
CD on the 14th.May 31, 2019 at 12:35 am #98953
Cover artJune 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm #98957
Well the album art is already an improvement over MIB3’s. https://i.imgur.com/YpTo1an.jpgJune 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm #98958
1. Logos (1:28)
2. L Train (2:49)
3. Seeing Is Believing (4:45)
4. Job Interview (0:55)
5. I Found You (1:59)
6. Viper Room (1:56)
7. Twins (1:09)
8. Who’s That Guy? (1:23)
9. VR Room (1:37)
10. Too Much (1:31)
11. Vungus Aftermath (1:50)
12. Here Comes Trouble (1:45)
13. Riding a Bike (2:57)
14. Blue Giant (2:04)
15. Pink Trousers (3:58)
16. Flying Fists (3:36)
17. Kabla (2:26)
18. Demise (1:31)
19. Where’s The Weapon? (2:32)
20. Ah, Paris (1:29)
21. The Truth (2:36)
22. Portal (2:09)
23. Like a Son (0:59)
24. Promotions (2:56)
25. Red Button (1:12)
26. End Credits (1:04)June 6, 2019 at 4:54 am #989599fingeredElfParticipant
Any guesses on which cues are Danny’s?June 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm #98960
Elfman will have a credit on any cue which uses his theme(s), so we’re unlikely to know who wrote what unless one of them mentions it in an interview.June 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm #98961MonsterheadParticipant
I already like it more than MI3June 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm #98962MonsterheadParticipant
I already like more than MIB3June 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm #98963
MIB3 is my overall favourite score of the trilogy. The action music is a lot stronger than in the other two IMO.
This does sound fun though. I’ll be darned if ‘Red Button’ isn’t an Elfman cue – Christian Grey’s theme strikes again (as it did in Real Steel, Oz, Avengers, Justice League…). If any of that is Bacon (and a lot of it almost certainly is), it’s Bacon imitating Elfman; there are Elfmanisms galore in most samples.
K’s theme popping up in that one cue is interesting.June 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm #98965June 7, 2019 at 7:27 am #98966
Score is out there. Lots of new sounds and quirks around the main theme – the way it’s used reminded me of how Elfman/Buckley played with the main theme in Fifty Shades Freed (Makeover and Blueprints). Probably closest to MIB2 out of all the scores, but it doesn’t feel quite as repetitive to me. Return of K’s theme is jarring (Elfman doesn’t play with it like he did in the other sequel scores either). My ears picked up two new themes, but I’ve no idea what/who they’re for.
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