We're just a matter of months away from the release of No Time to Die, the latest film in the long-running saga of James Bond. If the first trailer is any indication, the film is expected to be an action-packed, unpredictable take on Bond's exploits, and it looks like it will have an epic score to go along with it. According to a new report from Variety, Hans Zimmer is set to provide the score for No Time to Die, stepping in for American composer Dan Romer. Romer previously partnered with No Time to Die director Cary Fukunaga on Beasts of No Nation and Maniac, but had reportedly been dismissed from the film in December, due to "creative differences" on the project.
Zimmer is certainly no stranger to genre-bending blockbusters, including Inception, Gladiator, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
No Time to Die, which is confirmed to be Daniel Craig's last outing in the iconic role, will follow Bond as he has left active service and is retired in Jamacia. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The cast of No Time to Die will also include Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Winshaw, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, and Ralph Fiennes.
"There's been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women," Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who co-wrote the script, explained in a previous interview. "I think that's bollocks. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
"When I saw his Bond for the first time, there was a wryness to his performance that I really loved," Waller-Bridge added. "So, I was really excited about writing dialogue for him. I mean, the script was there. It's already there. I think it's unfair to say that I'm writing the script."
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No Time to Die is set to be released on April 10th.