ADELE looks set to return to record the latest James Bond theme tune.
The 26-year-old singer – who received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the last Bond theme tune, ‘Skyfall’, written for the film of the same name – has reportedly been flown to Los Angeles by MGM, which is making the new spy thriller ‘Spectre’, after coming up with a “great” idea for the song.
A source at MGM said, “Everyone thinks Adele is here for her much anticipated new album, but she is actually working on a music idea for the James Bond film.
“She hadn’t been in contact with the film bosses for a few weeks, but suddenly she said she had great plans for the theme, so they flew her over.
“The execs made their feelings known to Adele that they want her back for the next film.
“They’ll still have to decide whether they want the tune once it’s recorded.”
While film bosses are yet to have confirmed who will be singing the song, Daniel Craig – who will play suave spy Bond in ‘Spectre’ – is said to be a big supporter of the ‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker and is keen for her to sing the theme tune again.
A source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper, “Daniel really was the biggest advocate for Adele when she scooped all those awards and asked her to return to sing the new theme.”
If Adele does sign on the dotted line then she will be the first singer since Dame Shirley Bassey to perform more than one Bond theme.
The 78-year-old star recorded the songs for ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, and ‘Moonraker’, and she also recorded versions of ‘Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ for ‘Thunderball’ and ‘No Good About Goodbye’ for ‘Quantum of Solace’.
Ed Sheeran has also been talked about as a potential star to record the theme song, while Mark Ronson also recently admitted he would be interested.
When asked about possibility of contributing to the soundtrack, he said, “If I was asked for, I would definitely be – I mean the Bond thing is like every little boy’s dream, so sure, why not?”
Noel Gallagher is also being hotly tipped after an entry was made on the ‘James Bond music’ Wikipedia page stating he would be recording the ‘Spectre’ song, which would be called ‘Freaky Teeth’, but he was also previously tipped to be doing ‘Skyfall’ before Adele got the job.
What’s more, it was recently reported ‘Spectre’ director Sam Mendes and Adele were championing singer FKA twigs – who is dating Robert Pattinson – for the theme tune. BANG!