While John Barry may be the name most people associate with James Bond music, a number of high profile composers including Bill Conti, George Martin and Eric Serra have had a crack at bringing their own style to the Bond sound with varying results. According to Bond fansite MI6.com the latest James Bond film Skyfall, due at the end of October, will be scored by Thomas Newman. The BAFTA and Emmy winning composer is a long time collaborator with the films director Sam Mendes so it comes as no surprise that he has been offered the gig. As a member of the Newman family, which includes his father Alfred, his brother David and his cousin Randy, they are all well known for their contribution to the world of film music. Thomas was responsible for the American Beauty, Road To Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road scores all directed by Mendes. David Arnold, who has been the resident Bond composer for the last five films from Tomorrow Never Dies to Quantum Of Solace, has a busy year ahead of him as the musical director of the 2012 London Olympics making him unavailable to provide the soundtrack to the 23rd Bond film in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. Principal photography began back in November last year with returning members of the Bond family, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Rory Kinnear joined by Javier Bardem, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Wishaw and Albert Finney. The gap between this film and Bonds previous outing in Quantum Of Solace marks the longest gap between films without a change of actor in the lead role but with the excellent cast and an a-list director, Skyfall is unlikely to disappoint.