Adele to provide theme tune for Skyfall

James Bond returns to UK cinemas next month in Skyfall , Sam Mendes’ first crack at directing 007, and now we know who will be crooning over the opening credits, with Adele confirmed as having recorded an official theme song.

The multi-award-winning star had long been rumoured to be taking on the prestigious accolade, and had been spotted at an MGM recording studio a couple of weeks ago. Those rumours can now be confirmed as fact, with the singer having penned the imaginatively named Skyfall .

The single will be the first release from the star since her much-feted 21 album, and can surely only be an improvement on Jack White and Alicia Keys’ poorly received Another Way To Die , the theme tune to Quantum Of Solace .

Adele will likely prove a popular choice, given her success on both sides of the Atlantic, and she certainly boasts the kind of heavyweight, soulful voice usually required to do 007 justice.

Co-starring Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw, Skyfall will open in the UK on 26 October 2012.

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