Thomas Newman Is Officially On Board As The Composer Of SKYFALL Score
It was not confirmed before if Newman would be the new composer of the movie after David Arnold departure, but now 007.com got the official announcement for it.
A While ago it was reported that David Arnold was out as the composer of the new Bond movie due to his busy schedule as the London Olympics musical director and that Thomas Newman would replace him, today the site 007.com confirmed that Newman has officially signed on to compose the score for the 23rd Bond Movie, Skyfall. Newman worked on the score for several Sam Mendes movies, such as Road to Perdition and American Beauty. Here is the official announcement:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today announced that composer Thomas Newman will score the 23rd James Bond film, SKYFALL. “We are delighted to confirm that Thomas Newman will score SKYFALL. Thomas is one of the most respected and successful composers, he has a long history of working with Sam Mendes and we look forward to welcoming him into the Bond family,” commented Michael. G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Said Newman today, “I’m incredibly excited to be working with Sam again. It’s a real thrill to be able to collaborate on something as special as a Bond movie.”
Thomas Newman, born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, California, has scored four of Sam Mendes’s previous movies: American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. He has composed the music to more than fifty films and television series including Erin Brockovich, The Shawshank Redemption and Wall-E and has earned ten Academy Award nominations, won a BAFTA, five Grammys and an Emmy.
Newman takes over musical duties from David Arnold who is currently Music Director of the London Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies. David will continue to be involved with the 50th anniversary of Bond and recently produced the John Barry Memorial Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Said Arnold of the news: “I’m a huge fan of Thomas Newman so I am as excited as anyone to see where Sam Mendes and his team take James Bond on his 50th anniversary.”
Skyfall has Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes on the cast. The movie is set to hit theatres on November 9, 2012!
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