Danny Elfman to Score Terminator Salvation

One thing you have to admit about McG is that he has hired all the right people and has been saying all the right things. When it comes to the score for Terminator Salvation, it is no different. Danny Elfman has confirmed to MTV that he will be composing the music for McG’s Terminator film.

Elman says that the classic Terminator theme song by composer Brad Fiedel has not been included in the film yet, but admits that “if it comes up and it seems appropriate, we will [use it]”. I’m guessing that if for some reason they couldn’t find a use for it in the actual film itself (and I think they will) it would be included as the closing credits song.

Danny Elfman has been nominated for three Academy Awards, and has scored such films as the Tim Burton movies, the Spider-Man films, Men in Black, Good Will Hunting, Mission: Impossible, Batman, and Army of Darkness. Elfman has always been hit or miss for me, but I have a feeling that Terminator will be a good fit for him.

If you’re in L.A. tonight, there is a can’t-miss midnight screening and cast-reunion for Fright Night at the NuArt Theatre. On hand for the event will be the film’s writer/director Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Cloak and Dagger) and stars Chris Surandon (!), William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys and Jonathan Stark. Also joining the festive occasion will be composer Brad Fiedel (Terminator, T2, Let’s Get Harry) and Oscar-winning visual effects artist Randall Cook (LOTR trilogy, The Gate).

There will be a post-screening Q&A, signings and meet-and-greet. Good times for one of the best and smartest horror-comedies (and Rear Window homages) of all time. The original poster is also up there, eh? Tickets are $10.50 for the youngs, $7.50 for the olds and kiddies (bring ’em, especially if they’re sexually confused and love ’80s jams!). More info here.

Discuss: How old were you when you saw Fright Night? Way back in the day, Jonathan Stark was my favorite actor (this, House II, Project X).