'No Time To Die' replaces composer with Hans Zimmer just months from release

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No Time To Die (Credit: MGM)
No Time To Die (Credit: MGM)

Hans Zimmer has taken over as the composer on the new bond movie No Time To Die, according to Variety.

The veteran film scorer is replacing Dan Romer, who is said to have encountered 'creative differences' with the film's producers.

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Variety reports that Romer was dismissed by Eon Productions last month, though the MGM studio has declined to comment on the matter.

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Romer had previously worked with director Cary Fukunaga on his movie Beasts Of No Nation and his Netflix series Maniac.

Hans Zimmer (Credit: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
Hans Zimmer (Credit: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

Zimmer has worked with a wealth of high-profile directors and Oscar winning movies, from Ridley Scott's Gladiator to Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, Inception and Dunkirk.

However, the movie is barely three months away from release, and this change in personnel is not the first to affect the 25th Bond feature.

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Danny Boyle was replaced after also running into 'creative differences' with Eon, with Fukunaga taking over in September, 2018.

Lea Seydoux, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch on location in Oracabessa, Jamaica. (Credit: AP Foto/Leo Hudson)
Lea Seydoux, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch on location in Oracabessa, Jamaica. (Credit: AP Foto/Leo Hudson)

It was said that Boyle's long-time screenwriting partner John Hodge was keen to take a radical turn in the movie, potentially killing off Bond, but the move was not well received.

The movie then returned to an original script by long-time Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, with the likes of Paul Haggis, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge all later having input.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 23: Composer Dan Romer accepts the award for Top Network Television Series for "The Good Doctor' onstage at the 33rd Annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for ASCAP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 23: Composer Dan Romer accepts the award for Top Network Television Series for "The Good Doctor' onstage at the 33rd Annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for ASCAP)

No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig's last turn as 007, as he comes out of retirement to face off with Rami Malek's Safin, the leader of a terrorist cell.

It will also see the return of Christoph Waltz as Blofeld, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Naomie Harri as Moneypenny, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, Ben Wishshaw as Q, and Ralph Fiennes as M.

The movie also introduces Lashana Lynch as Nomi, a new 00 agent, and Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma.

It will hit screens on 2 April.

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