GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

007: No Time To Die Just Did Something No James Bond Movie Has Done In 58 Years

The new 007 movie swaps out its composer during post-production for the first time in franchise story.


With just three months to go before the new James Bond movie No Time To Die releases in theatres this April, the producers have brought in a new composer in an unprecedented move for the decades-old 007 franchise.

Sources told Variety that Eon Productions have hired Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, Blade Runner 2049) to take over following the departure of Dan Romer. According to the report, Romer and Eon had "creative differences."

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: No Time To Die - 007 James Bond Official Trailer

No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga hired Romer in Summer 2019; they previously worked together on Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation and Maniac.

Variety reports that Zimmer may not be working on the No Time To Die music alone, due to the very short turnaround. Unsubstantiated rumours suggest that Benjamin Wallfisch and Lorne Balfe might be collaborating with Zimmer on the No Time To Die score.

This change-up is unexpected and unprecedented. Variety reminds us that never before in the 58-year history of the James Bond series has a composer been replaced during post-production.

No Time To Die is scheduled to hit theatres on April 10, and it is expected that it will be the final James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig in the lead role. Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Léa Seydoux (who also appears in Death Stranding) all return to the roles of M, Q, Miss Moneypenny, and Madeleine Swann respectively. The new cast members include Rami Malek as the villain, as well as Billy Magnussen and Ana de Armas.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 57 comments about this story