Theme song comes ahead of latest 007 film 'Spectre'
Sam Smith has revealed new song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, which will be the theme to new James Bond film Spectre.
Taking to Twitter, the British singer wrote, “I have been dreaming of this moment for a long long time.”.
On the announcement of the theme, Smith recently said, “This is one of the highlights of my career. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line-up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.”
Smith told Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw: “I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been top secret mission of my own. I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said, ‘Have a go at the song’.”
“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes – and they loved it! I love the song so much”.
Hear ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ beneath.
Spectre is being released in the UK and Ireland on the same day as its world premiere: Monday, October 26. It will then open in cinemas internationally on various later dates, with its US release scheduled for November 6.
Joining Daniel Craig’s 007 are double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a character called Franz Oberhauser, former Sherlock star Andrew Scott as a member of MI6 named Denbigh, Dave Bautista as a character called Mr Hinx, Blue Is The Warmest Colour‘s Lea Seydoux as a Bond girl named Madeleine Swann, Italian actress Monica Bellucci as another female lead, Lucia Sciarra, and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman as a character named Estrella.
Also returning alongside Craig are his Skyfall cast-mates Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Ralph Fiennes (M). The film’s official plot synopsis teases: “In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”
In February Craig injured his knee while shooting a fight scene for the film but the actor has since made a full recovery. Meanwhile, Spectre‘s director Sam Mendes, who was also behind the camera for 2012’s Skyfall, has recently said that this will “probably” be his final Bond film.