Christopher Lennertz has been signed by Electronic Arts to compose the music to their James Bond line of games beginning with James Bond 007: From Russia With Love, according to the Film Score Monthly message board. FSM says “the entire look and feel of the game is very 60’s and the score will very much be a part of and add to that overall ambience.”
Lennertz begins recording at the famous Abbey Road studios later this month.
EA had planned an original 007 outing in the vein of Everything or Nothing for 2005, and hired Bond veteran Bruce Feirstein to write the storyline. However, when it became clear Pierce Brosnan would not be returning to the role of 007 and that an announcement of a successor was still some time away, it was decided to shelve the original and go with the remake concept.
The storyline of From Russia With Love will expand beyond the storyline of the 1963 James Bond film.
EA is expected to make an official announcement about the game soon.