The Nov. 9 premiere of Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film, is approaching—not nearly fast enough for Bond fans. But this week’s news was enough to give us something to chew on. Adele confirmed that she is in fact a “Bond girl”—the Grammy-winning British singer will sing the Skyfall theme, with a debut of the track set for 0:07 London time (oh, we see what you did there) on Oct. 5, or 7:07 EST on Thursday, Oct. 4. There’s also a a new video featurette showing how Daniel Craig’s underwater fight scenes were created.
The three-plus minute video takes viewers behind the scenes with the underwater director of photography, Mike Valentine, as he describes the pool used for filming, the underwater lighting and how directors and stunt coordinators communicated with actors.
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In the clip we get snippets of the fight scene we’ll see in the movie, along with views of the actors watching their performances via the underwater playback, which means they don’t have to resurface between takes.
And in just two more days, anytime you watch a Skyfall trailer or video, you can play the theme song right along with it. Adele’s song is is available for pre-order on iTunes and will debut on her website to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No—now dubbed Global James Bond Day—on Oct. 5.
Adele’s Skyfall connection was made official Monday after Adele tweeted a picture of the printed version of the song, also dubbed “Skyfall”. She wrote the song with her long-time collaborator Paul Epworth. On the 007 Facebook page, she said she was “hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song” because of the spotlight and pressure, but quickly fell in love with the script.
“It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting,” she said.
The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, where Adele was joined by a 77-piece orchestra. She will be the first British singer since Duran Duran in 1985 to sing the theme song for a Bond movie.
The song is due out officially on Oct. 5, but leaked online Oct. 2:
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