Later this week, Dr. Seuss' classic children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, is returning to the big screen with The Grinch. SYFY WIRE recently attended the "green carpet" at The Grinch's premiere, where we caught up with several of the creators behind the film.
In particular, we spoke with composer Danny Elfman and Tyler, the Creator, who are collaborating on a remake of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Tyler shared the story about how he Elfman bonded over their similar taste in art, which set the tone for their team-up. As for Elfman, he told us about his desire to honor both the original song from the TV special and to Tyler's vision as well.
"I was trying to stay true to Tyler and [to the original], said Elfman. "There's a scene that it's in, and I have to kind of lift it up and make it work for that. So it was like a balancing act, because I never want to mess with Tyler's original vision. To me, when an artist creates something, it's sacred."
Elfman also opened up about his favorite parts of The Grinch.
"I just love doing all of the Grinch [scenes], because you're doing a nasty character, but he's also a sympathetic character," explained Elfman. "I love doing narrative writing, scoring in way that I can tell a story in the music while we're watching the story. That's kind of Heaven for me.
The Grinch star Benedict Cumberbatch also made a cameo on our green carpet coverage. We also spoke with co-directors Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney about their vision of the character in this new incarnation.
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