ShockTillYouDrop.com pointed us to this thread where Guillermo del Toro has posted an update on the filming of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, revealed that Danny Elfman will do the score and that the sequel will have 30 or more creatures, compared to eight in the first film:
We JUST finished the first day of shooting…
Danny Elfman IS going to score HELLBOY II and I feel privileged. I have worked with Marco Beltrami many times and will work with him soon enough but I believe we will have a beautiful score with Elfman, whom I admire greatly (in fact the “Title sewquence” music cue had the “Ta-de-dum-ta-de-dum” rythm by explicit request by me in an atempt to make it kind of Elfmanesque) and with whom I share a dark view of the world.
In the first HELLBOY film we had about 8 creatures (total, between CGI and animatronics/prosthetics) but in this one we have around 30 or more and the emphasis is still heavily on a 50% 50 % balance with CGI as enhancemnet or as a choice but not THE choice.
“The Golden Army” hits theaters on August 1, 2008.