Two important updates for the upcoming Bond 25 “No Time To Die“.
In quick succession, this week has seen the official announcement of the new composer for the movie, and the reveal of the singer of the title song.
Music legend Hans Zimmer has been confirmed as composer for Bond’s latest adventure. Zimmer, internationally known for his diverse range of powerful soundtracks for a wide variety of genres is no stranger to the thrillers with music for films such as Christopher Nolan’s Inception.
Zimmer has scored for Gladiator, Man of Steel, The Da Vinci Code, X-Men Dark Phoenix and more, and the prospect of hearing his take on the Bond adventure, and the instantly recognisable Bond theme is exciting.
On the official James Bond twitter account @007 Director Cary Joji Fukunaga said:
— Hans Zimmer (@HansZimmer) January 14, 2020
Today, following teases from the singer herself (and original reporting by mi6-hq.com), Billie Eilish has been able to reveal that she and her brother have already written and recorded the main theme. Eilish, one of the worlds newest alternative pop stars has a legion of fans worldwide with songs such as Listen Before I Go, Ocean Eyes and the striking song and video for Bad Guy, is at 18 years old the youngest ever artist to record a Bond theme.
Eilish teased her song today by posting images of famous Bond ladies from various films on her Instagram page:
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
The #NoTimeToDie title song will be performed by @billieeilish. Billie has written the song with her brother @finneas and is the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song. pic.twitter.com/Qd5cYIRlmg
— James Bond (@007) January 14, 2020
Both musicians will no doubt bring their own fans to the James Bond franchise – and should ensure that Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond will sound fantastic.
Watch the full trailer here:
NO TIME TO DIE is released on 2 April 2020
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Producers: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as “M”.
Also starring Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen