Say What? Adele, who is known for her totally downer I'm-never-going-to-find-love-again songs is writing the next Bond film theme song.
I though the James Bond films were known for being badass films about badass Daniel Craig kicking down doors, shooting people, and hooking up with hot women. I though Adele songs were about falling in and out of love, having your heart broken, and crying into a large bucket and stalking your ex on facebook?
How is she at all an appropriate choice for the 007 franchise? I listen to Adele when I want to feel sorry for myself. I watch Casino Royale when I want an action packed jolt of visual caffeine.
Anyways, because Adele has been holding court on the Billboard charts with her album "21," the people in suits who make movies have decided that that means she should be writing songs for Hollywood.
A source tells The Sun newspaper, "Adele is the obvious choice to record the next Bond theme. The last few songs for the spy movies have hardly set the charts alight. After her success this year filmmakers know the song is almost guaranteed to be a huge hit."
Apparently Adele wrote the song during a recent week off from touring, will record it soon and then submit it to the next spy flick which is currently being filmed.
Past Bond theme songs have been based around the movies title, such as Madonna's "Die Another Day" theme song from 2002. However, all Adele has been given to work with is that the film is currently tentatively titled, "Bond 23." I cannot wait to find out how that title can be worked into an Adele song about a failed relationship. I've already got my crying bucket ready.
Adele will be working with producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with Florence and the Machine and Cee Lo Green.
Past artists to record Bond theme songs include Sir Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Madonna, Tom Jones, Chris Cornell and a duet by Jack White and Alicia Keys.
This new film will have Daniel Craig return to play 007 for the third time and Kate Winslet's ex-husband Sam Mendes is directing. Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem have all been linked to the film as well.
"We've got a great script this time," reveals Craig, "I'm as excited about this script as I was about the 'Casino Royale' script. I think in Sam we've got the perfect director. The cast is coming together now. I can't wait to get going with it."
The film will release next October and we can probably expect the title song to release a month or so beforehand.