Thomas Newman has scored all of Sam Mendes‘ previous films except for Away We Go, and the two are set to reunite again for Mendes’ upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. According to MI6, regular Bond composer David Arnold, who has scored the series even since Tomorrow Never Dies, will be unavailable due to his work as the music director for the 2012 London Olympics. Not to diminish Arnold’s contributions to the series, but I’m a big fan of Newman’s work. I love the scores for Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, and The Shawshank Redemption, and I’m excited to hear his take on the world of James Bond.
Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Chaplin, Judi Dench, Berenice Marlohe, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, and Ralph Fiennes. The film opens November 9th.