Variety has reported this morning that Hans Zimmer has taken over scoring duties from Dan Romer on the next Bond film.
Bond 25 is only a few months away from being released in April so for a change in the game this late is extremely rare, so rare in fact its never happened in Bonds 58 year history. The words “creative differences” have been thrown around by the production company Eon and the Broccoli family who has behind all the bond films since day one.
Romer’s scores include four-time Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beasts of No Nation, Chasing Coral, Gleason, TV’s Good Doctor and the Emmy-winning Jim: The James Foley Story. Romer also scored the Ubisoft video game Far Cry 5. So for him to score a Bond film it’s a massive deal so something definitely went on.
It’s an interesting one this, don’t get me wrong I’m absolutely stoked Zimmer is now at the helm but with such little time to get it done I expect he will have to bring on a collaborator as hes already an insanely busy man currently working on Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, Top Gun: Maverick and Space Jam 2. In fact he knocked back working on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet because he was too busy with Dune..
At least now even if the next Bond film is average we will get a kick ass score out of it.
Bond: No Time To Die opens in cinemas April 8.