Planet of the Apes (2001)
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Danny Elfman: The best film and TV scores - from Batman to The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives
13. Planet of the Apes (2001)
Elfman was originally hired to write the music for a version of Planet of the Apes by director Adam Rifkin in 1989, but the production fell through. Twelve years later he was hired for Tim Burton's 'reimagining' of the series in 2001. Although not the most successful of Burton's films, it does contain one of Elfman's most exciting scores, with pounding percussion throughout.