007 film composer says he'd 'love' to get Brian May and co involved

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Queen are in line to record the theme for the next James Bond film [i]Skyfall[/i] after receiving praise from one of the franchise’s key contributors.

Composer David Arnold said that he is a “massive” fan of the band and would “love them to do a theme tune”.

The 49-year-old, who has penned the score for the past five 007 films, suggested that Brian May and co’s involvement in the franchise is long overdue.

He told the Daily Star: “Imagine how ridiculously bombastic a Queen anthem could be. It’s a shame because they would have been perfect for Roger Moore’s Bond during the ’80s when he was punching clowns.”

There have been hints that the band could even team-up with Lady Gaga for the soundtrack, given that May has recently paid tribute to the singer, describing her as “very inspiring”.

Numerous musicians have been linked with writing the [i]Skyfall[/i] soundtrack – reports have suggested Noel Gallagher and Adele could both be in line to write and perform the tune.

Meanwhile, [i]Skyfall[/i] is set for release on October 26, 2012.

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