Adele to Record Theme for Bond 24
There’s no director attached yet, but sources are reporting that superstar Adele will return to record the theme song for the upcoming 24th film in EON Productions’ James Bond franchise.
Merely a week after scoring the Oscar for Best Original Song for Skyfall (a first for the franchise), a source is telling Britain’s The Sun newspaper that “producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele’s presence on the next film will replicate that success. They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Dame Shirley [Bassey].” (Bassey recorded the themes for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.)
Adele’s second studio album, “21”, was released to universal acclaim in early 2011, and went on to become the highest-selling album globally for both 2011 and 2012. It scored six Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. Given Adele’s immense popularity (and the success of her “Skyfall” single), having her return for another Bond theme is pretty much a no-brainer.
The script for the as-yet-untitled Bond 24 is currently being written by John Logan, who worked on Skyfall with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.