Skyfall: Bond Theme by Adele

James Bond audiences expect that a Bond film will deliver plenty of action, and as Wilson explains, 50 years of Bond action represents an enormous challenge for the filmmakers: what could Bond do that he’s never done before?  “We have an incredible team – including Gary Powell (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale), Chris Corbould (Dark Knight Rises, Inception, seventh Bond film), Alexander Witt (X-Men First Class, Casino Royale, Bourne Identity).

They get together with Sam and formulate the most exciting and interesting sequence we can dream up while still telling the story.  And Daniel contributes a great deal to designing the action – he’s the one who really pulls it off.  He does as much of it as he possibly can – I think the reason the action works as well as it does is because he sells it.  That’s our one rule – it has to feel real.”

Bond Theme

And no Bond film is complete without a Bond theme, and for the producers, there was one singer who seemed to be a 21st century heir to the legacy laid down over the past half-century by Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Nancy Sinatra, Madonna as well as many others.  “The only person that we wanted was Adele,” says Barbara Broccoli.  “She came to meet with us, she read the script, and she took it very, very seriously. With Paul Epworth, she’s written a beautiful song that delivers on every level, and of course she has the most extraordinary voice she’s delivered a classic Bond theme.  It’s a dream come true to have Adele on board.”