James Bond composer David Arnold and lyricist Don Black will be teaming up with Derren Litten to create a new stage musical.
The Stage reports that while exact details on the forthcoming show are being kept under wraps, it is understood that it will be a musical comedy based on an existing story.
007 fans best know Arnold for his work on the musical scores to Pierce Brosnan’s last three Bond films as well as Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale (he is also working on Quantum of Solace).
Black has also been associated with the Bond series, credited for his lyrics on the following songs: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender, The World Is Not Enough and Only Myself To Blame (working alongside Arnold on the final three listed).
Black said he was ‘excited’ to be working with Arnold again, saying that the composer’s varied catalogue of works and knowledge of different music styles made him someone who could come up with an original production for the West End.
‘You can talk to David about Cole Porter or the Kaiser Chiefs, Irving Berlin or the Scissor Sisters. It is nice to work with young people and I am enjoying very much working with David again,’ he said.
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