While one can't be blamed for mistaking all of composer Danny Elfman's work for sounding like his distinctive collaborations with Tim Burton, the three-time Oscar nominee has been kicking as much ass as ever when it comes to more conventional action fare, with work on The Kingdom, Wanted, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, not to mention dramas like Milk and Notorious.

So when the MTV Movies Blog broke the news that Elfman just began scoring this summer's Terminator: Salvation, it sounded like as good a fit as any. He doesn't promise the return of Brad Fiedel's signature theme, though he also doesn't rule it out. Even if he sticks with a wholly original composition, I really think he'll bring something exciting to the table, whether or not director McG manages to.

MTV also brought less surprising news that hip-hop artist Common, who starred in Wanted and stars in this, will be contributing a track. Now I could see the beat turning up for that:

Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh -- WHAT?
Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh -- YEAH!

Y'all feelin' me? No? Well, are you at least feeling the Elfman?
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