1. David Arnold Back For 'Bond 22'

    By Matt Weston on 2007-10-08

    Grammy Award-winner David Arnold will return to the James Bond franchise for Bond 22, the composer revealed on his website last week.

    The announcement reads as follows.

    David will be scoring the next Bond film, working alongside Marc Forster and everyone at Eon Productions.Release date is November 2008.

    The official David Arnold website

    Bond 22 will mark the composer’s fifth 007 score, following his work on Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale.

    With Bond 22 set to feature a considerable amount of new blood among its crew (director Marc Forster, production designer Dennis Gassner, second unit director Dan Bradley, costume designer Louise Frogley and cinematographer Roberto Schaefer are all newcomers to the 007 franchise, many replacing series veterans), Bond fans had begun to speculate whether Arnold would also be dropped for Bond 22. However, with this announcement straight from the composer himself, that conjecture can now be laid to rest.

    Arnold also announced he recently scored a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Bitter And Twisted and will compose the music for the upcoming Simon Pegg comedy, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, before commencing work on Bond 22. He will also be composing the music for The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (the third film in the series), which will be helmed by The World Is Not Enough director, Michael Apted.

    Keep watching for the latest Bond 22 news.