Danny Elfman is set to score the upcoming animated feature How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The film is directed by Pete Candeland & Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the title character. The movie is based on Dr. Seuss’ classic tale about the titular grouch who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his neighboring village of Whoville. Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree) wrote the screenplay. Chris Meledandri & Janet Healy (Despicable Me, Minions, The Lorax) and Scott Mosier (Free Birds, Dogma, Clerks) are producing the Illumination Entertainment production. How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be released on November 9, 2018 by Universal Pictures.

Elfman’s recent projects also include Justice League, which is currently playing in theaters, the sequel Fifty Shades Freed (set to open in February 2018) and Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (set to premiere next year). The composer also has Tim Burton’s adaptation of Dumbo coming up.

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    Good news indeed! This could be Elfman´s return to his glorious days of “Nightmare before Christmas” and “Edward Scissorhands”. Hopefully…

  2. Louis says:

    If it’s Danny Elfman being the background maestro, it sounds good to me! 🙂 Danny’s quite a vivid, yet emotional muscian. He does brilliant stuff with Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, and Gus Van Sant.

  3. Aaron says:

    HELL YEAH! Elfman’s a genius easily matching those similar to him.