Hans Zimmer confirmed as new ‘No Time to Die’ Bond film composer

14 January 2020, 11:01 | Updated: 19 February 2020, 10:37

Hans Zimmer to score the latest Bond instalment No Time To Die
Hans Zimmer to score the latest Bond instalment No Time To Die. Picture: Getty / YouTube / Eon Productions

By Sian Moore

The legendary film composer will be taking over from Dan Romer as a last-minute replacement – just three months before the Bond movie is set to be released.

The score to the new Bond film No Time To Die will now be produced by Hans Zimmer.

Zimmer, who has been drafted in as a last-minute replacement, is taking the reins from composer Dan Romer who was originally set to score the film.

The announcement was confirmed yesterday (13 January) by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, in an official statement on the movie’s website.

Director of the latest instalment, Cary Joji Fukunaga, said: “I’m beyond excited that Hans is scoring No Time To Die. The music of Bond has always been iconic and I’ve already witnessed Hans adding his touch of genius to the Bond legacy.”

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According to Variety, the Beasts of No Nation composer was dismissed over “creative differences” with the film’s production company, Eon Productions, last month.

We’re sure the score to the highly-anticipated action movie is in safe hands with Zimmer, whose track record in cinematic music includes the instantly recognisable sounds of the Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and The Da Vinci Code.

But taking on this job is no small task, especially considering Zimmer is already scoring three big movies this year – Wonder Woman 1984, Dune and Top Gun: Maverick.

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Zimmer is an 11-time Oscar nominee, who won the Best Score award in 1994 for The Lion King.

Back in 2015 we spoke to Daniel Craig, ahead of the release of Spectre, about the importance of music throughout the Bond franchise – particularly when it comes to those iconic motifs.

“It’s so emotive that sound, and if you use it at the right point in the movie then everyone remembers, ‘Yes, we’re in a Bond movie.’”

We’re excited to see what Zimmer produces in this latest instalment – especially considering he’s got less than three months to do it.