November 24, 2011 8:05

Queen latest band linked with soundtracking new Bond film 'Skyfall'

007 film composer says he'd 'love' to get Brian May and co involved

Queen latest band linked with soundtracking new Bond film 'Skyfall'
Queen are in line to record the theme for the next James Bond film Skyfall after receiving praise from one of the franchise's key contributors.

Composer David Arnold said that he is a "massive" fan of the band and would "love them to do a theme tune".

The 49-year-old, who has penned the score for the past five 007 films, suggested that Brian May and co's involvement in the franchise is long overdue.

He told the Daily Star:

Imagine how ridiculously bombastic a Queen anthem could be. It’s a shame because they would have been perfect for Roger Moore’s Bond during the '80s when he was punching clowns.


There have been hints that the band could even team-up with Lady Gaga for the soundtrack, given that May has recently paid tribute to the singer, describing her as "very inspiring".

Numerous musicians have been linked with writing the Skyfall soundtrack - reports have suggested Noel Gallagher and Adele could both be in line to write and perform the tune.

In other Queen collaboration news, earlier this week N-Dubz rapper Dappy revealed he was working on new music with May. He claimed he was heading to Los Angeles to shoot a video for the unnamed track.

Meanwhile, Skyfall is set for release on October 26, 2012.

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