Hans Zimmer, the acclaimed German film score composer and record producer, has been hired at the last minute to soundtrack the new James Bond film No Time to Die.
Zimmer who has composed music for well over 150 films, has been brought in to replace Dan Romer who leaves the project due to creative differences with the film’s production company Eon Productions.
Romer, who has worked with No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga on numerous projects in the past, becomes the latest person to depart the Bond film in controversial circumstances after original director Danny Boyle famously walked away.
The upcoming film, however, which arrives as the twenty-fifth instalment in the James Bond film franchise and the final of Daniel Craig in the role of 007, will be left in the prolifically reliable hands of Zimmer who has established himself as the go-to man in Hollywood.
Having claimed an Academy Award for his Lion King score in 1995, Zimmer has since worked on major projects such as Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Inception, 12 Years a Slave and, most recently, Interstellar—all of which have been met by major critical and commercial success.
No Time to Die has patched together a series of high profile names, recruiting the likes of Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-write a screenplay which will draw the curtain on Daniel Craig’s impressive stint as Bond.
The film, given a rescheduled release date of April 2nd, 2020, tells the story of the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld and, according to the synopsis, finds James Bond in life away from the secret service after he resigned from the force. “He is approached by Felix Leiter, his friend and a CIA officer, who enlists his help in the search for a missing scientist,” the premise states. “When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Starring alongside Craig, the cast boasts well known names such as Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz and more. See the first teaser trailer, below.