Our friends at MI6 have received word that Thomas Newman will be scoring the Skyfall soundtrack in place of David Arnold, the regular Bond composer since Tomorrow Never Dies. The MI6 report notes:
Newman has been a long time collaborator with “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes, having scored four of the directors other films: “American Beauty” (1999), “Road to Perdition” (2002) [which also starred Daniel Craig], “Jarhead” (2005) and “Revolutionary Road” (2008).
The news that Arnold will not be on board for Skyfall doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the delay in the announcement and Arnold himself has repeatedly stated on Twitter that if he didn’t know Eon’s plans. Given his role as Musical Director of the London Olympics, perhaps he already has his hands full anyway.