A new James Bond music documentary is in the works

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20 Dec 2021, 10:23

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Next October marks 60 years of Bond, and in those six decades there have been some truly iconic tunes to soundtrack the travails of the suave spy. Now, to celebrate the music behind the films, a new documentary, called The Sound of 007 is being created.

Set to land October 2002, 60 years on from when Dr No first hit cinema screens, the new documentary will be produced for Apple TV+ by MGM and Eon Productions, as reported by Deadline.

This will be Apple TV+’s second documentary about 007, following James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story, which came out earlier this year. Deadline has suggested that The Sound of 007, which will be directed by Mat Whitecross, will involve interviews and archive material. Whilst no other details regarding what we can expect have been revealed, it can be assumed that the documentary will take closer look at some of the incredible theme songs that we know so well.

There have been plenty of bangers over the years, including Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger, Paul McCartney’s Live and Let Die, Carly Simon’s Nobody Does It Better, and this year’s offering, No Time to Die by Billie Eilish, which soundtracked the 25th film in the franchise.

No Time to Die marked Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, and speculation has been rife as to who will replace him since it was announced that he would not be returning to the role. Tom Holland’s odds have been slashed by bookies, while Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill remain amongst the favourites as well.

Henry Cavill recently spoke on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky about his chances of being the new Bond, and also recalled a “horrible” screen test that he did when he was previously up for the role of 007. You can read all about it here.

The Sound of 007 will air on Apple TV+ in October 2022.