Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today confirmed that German composer Hans Zimmer will score the 25th official James Bond film, No Time To Die (2020).
Speaking on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “It’s a dream come true to be working with the legendary composer Hans Zimmer on our twenty-fifth James Bond film, No Time To Die,” with director Cary Fukunaga adding, “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring ‘No Time To Die’. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.”
The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that Dan Romer, who had previously been announced as the composer by Indie Wire and not official 007 channels, had departed the film due to “creative differences”, with Mi6-HQ reporting that, Romer’s score “was felt to be too experimental“.
Unconfirmed reports of Dan Romer’s departure first broke last November, when James Bond Radio tweeted that Romer had “left the production”.
It is our understanding that Zimmer had been in talks for the job as earlier as October 2019. Something that he all but confirm during his final live show in Sydney late last year.
Addressing the audience with great enthusiasm, Zimmer said that his next project was a “big top secret gig” and that it was something he had “been dreaming of working on,” but “couldn’t possibly tell us.”
With Zimmer already announced as the composer of Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Top Gun: Maverick (2020) and Dune (2020), No Time To Die was the last remaining blockbuster yet to officially announce a composer.
‘No Time To Die’ will be released by Universal Pictures in Australia on 8 April, 2020.