A big last-minute change is happening behind the scenes of the next Daniel Craig-starring James Bond movie.
Movie composer extraordinaire Hans Zimmer, whose many credits include Gladiator, Inception, Man of Steel and The Lion King, is now crafting the score for upcoming Bond movie No Time to Die. Time is of the essence, as the film will begin its worldwide rollout on April 2.
Variety broke the news on last-minute change in composer, reporting that “creative differences” are being cited for the departure of previous composer Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild). It’s interesting that creative differences came between Romer and No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga, considering they had collaborated twice previously: Netflix movie Beasts of No Nation and Netflix series Maniac.
It’s certainly a tight turnaround for Zimmer, who may have to get the score delivered by mid-February. Variety reports that the Oscar winner could bring on board a collaborator to help get it made it in time. It’s already a busy time for the composer; this year will also have him behind the scores of Wonder Woman 1984, Top Gun: Maverick and Dune.
This Bond film has had a bit of bumpy ride to the screen. There was also a change-up in directors, with Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) leaving the project just three months before filming was to begin. “Creative differences” were also behind that one.
No Time to Die, which also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas and Jeffrey Wright, among a number of others, will open in Australia on April 8 and the US on April 10.