It was confirmed today that Chris Cornell would perform the main title song for Casino Royale. Working alongside composer David Arnold, the title theme will be called ‘You Know My Name.’
In a recent article on MTV, Cornell voiced some of his early concerns on taking the job and what clinched the deal:
‘I wasn’t really sure about doing a Bond theme, because I wasn’t really a big fan of the last several movies,” he said. “And then I heard that there was going to be a new guy — Daniel Craig — who was going to play Bond. And he’s so different. I have seen him in several movies, and I was kind of intrigued. So I went to Prague, where they were shooting the movie, and they showed me a rough edit of it. I was just completely blown away by it, because it’s unlike any Bond film ever, really. [Craig] is an actor’s actor, and there’s emotional content to [the movie]. He’s not like the swaggering, winking sort of super-agent guy. He’s like a human being in this movie, and it’s going to completely readjust the way people think of the character.
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Casino Royale is the 21st James Bond 007 film produced by franchise holders Eon Productions. The MGM/Columbia Pictures production began shooting in January and is due for release worldwide on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale will premiere on 14 November in London. Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, locations include the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
The film co-stars Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Tobias Menzies, Ivana Milicevic, Clemens Schick, Ludger Pistor, Claudio Santamaria, and Isaach De Bankole.