“The Dark Knight” and “Gladiator” composer Hans Zimmer has stepped in to replace Dan Romer in doing the score for the upcoming new James Bond film “No Time to Die”.
Romer was reportedly dismissed last month by Eon Productions due to creative differences and Zimmer was recruited and is reportedly already believed to be working on doing the score in the now three months left before the movie’s release. Zimmer reportedly may need to enlist help to finish on time as it’s expected the score will likely need to be completed by mid-February.
A spokesperson for MGM had no comment on the matter. The film’s director Cary Fukunaga brought Romer into the project last summer, the pair previously working on “Beasts of No Nation” and “Maniac”.
But Romer has no real blockbuster experience let alone franchise experience as opposed to Zimmer who in 2020 alone is also doing the scores for three of the other biggest films of the year – “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Dune”. Thomas Newman handled the scores for the past two films.
This marks the first time in the franchise’s 58-year history that a composer has been replaced during post-production. Whoever is singing the film’s title song has yet to be announced as well.