It has been announced that Johnny Marr will join the renowned composer Hans Zimmer to score the new James Bond film No Time To Die.
The former Smiths guitarist has worked with Zimmer previously on other projects, such as the scoring of Inception and The Amazing Spider-Man. Marr and Zimmer have also performed live together several years ago.
Marr, 56, commented: “Part of the legacy of the Bond films is iconic music, so I’m very happy to be bringing my guitar to No Time To Die.”
His partner for the project, Hans Zimmer, is one of the most celebrated and high-profile composers in Hollywood, and is responsible for the scores in Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code and the Pirates of the Caribbean series, among other famous scores.
Zimmer won an Oscar for his 1994 theme for The Lion King, but is perhaps best known for his work on Interstellar and the Dark Knight films, when he collaborated with the esteemed writer-director Christopher Nolan.
Interestingly, Zimmer was drafted in by the No Time To Die producers as a last minute replacement for Dan Romer earlier this month, less than three months before the film’s release. This was due to creative differences between Dan Romer and the film’s production company, Eon Productions.
The 25th James Bond Film No Time To Die, which will be Daniel Craig’s final role as 007, will be released in April 2020.