Oscar nominated composer Thomas Newman has reportedly signed on to score music for the new James Bond movie Skyfall. Director Sam Mendes is hiring Newman to take over scoring duties from current composer David Arnold, who has been in charge of the Bond musical sound since he was recommended to Tomorrow Never Dies director Roger Spottiswoode by 007 legend John Barry, reported Empire Online.
Skyfall will be Newman's first 007 film but not his first collaboration with director Mendes. Newman provided music for the British filmmaker's movies American Beauty, Road To Perdition and Revolutionary Road.
The music maestro has been nominated for an Academy Award 10 times without winning gold. He is expected to be among the composers considered this year for his work on The Help and The Iron Lady.
Skyfall is currently in production in England and will hit cinemas in November.