The long road to Bond 25 has dealt with its fair share of setbacks and production woes. Now that filming has wrapped you'd think that would be the end of any significant problems. However, with just three months to go, No Time To Die has drafted in the talents of the legendary Hanz Zimmer to create a new score for the film.
Dan Romer had been working on the score, but according to Variety “Creative differences are said to have been the reason for Romer’s dismissal last month by Eon Productions". Loosely translated, Bond producers Barbra Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson didn't like what Romer was doing. While Zimmer is a master of his craft, three months isn't a lot of time to put together an entirely new score. No pressure. No Time To Die is by no means the only massive movie Zimmer is working on that's hitting cinemas this year. In addition to the new Bond film Zimmer has Wonder Woman 1984, Top Gun: Maverick and Dune all due out this year.
Initially, Danny Boyle was hired to direct the film we now know as No Time To Die, but Boyle departed the project citing (you guessed it) "creative differences". Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) was eventually named as his replacement, and production swiftly got underway. Mere weeks into the gruelling shoot, Daniel Craig suffered an ankle injury which saw him take several weeks off to recover. No Time To Die will be the first Bond movie of the Craig era not to be distributed by Sony after the rights lapsed, Universal Pictures won a bidding war to be the movie's international distributor.
Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, with Rami Malek, and Christoph Waltz, No Time To Die arrives on April 2.