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No Time to Die was supposed to grace us with its presence this month, but then the coronavirus stepped in and threw a wrench into those plans. Now the latest James Bond film is set for a November release, which has lead some to wonder if director Cary Fukunaga would use this time to re-edit and perhaps polish the film more before its eventual release date. According to Fukunaga, the answer to that question is a big fat no. In fact, Fukunaga says the film is great as is already, and doesn’t need any more work.
No Time to Die is in the can. If you thought the release delay was going to be used as an excuse to do more post-production work on the flick, you were mistaken. Folks on Instagram took to asking Cary Fukunaga this question directly, and the director was nice enough to answer. When asked if he was using this time to “trim and polish” the latest Bond epic, Fukunaga replied:
“Some people have asked me this and although more time would have been lovely, we had to put our pencils down when we finished our post-production window, which was thankfully before COVID shut everything else down.”
In other words: it’s a done deal. Fukunaga even expanded on this, commenting that even if he wanted to do more post-production work it’s just not in the film’s budget – that sort of work costs money, folks. “Although Bond is a big movie, we still have to weigh cost with value,” Fukunaga said, adding: “And like anything, you could tinker endlessly. The movie is great as it is, hope yall will feel [the] same too when it comes out.”
It’s good to know that Fukunaga is happy with the finished film although I wouldn’t expect him to pop-up months before release and say, “Guess what guys: my movie sucks.”
In No Time to Die, “Five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond has left active service. He is approached by Felix Leiter, his friend and a CIA officer, who enlists his help in the search for Valdo Obruchev, a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that Obruchev was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
No Time to Die opens in the U.S. November 25.
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below:
Billie Eilish has released a teaser for her No Time to Die theme song. She will be releasing the full song tomorrow Thursday, February 13th at 4pm Pacific. Eilish fans have been clamoring for new music and Bond fans have been waiting to hear what the young popstar has done with her chance to be a part of cinematic history. It's a huge honor to get involved with the 007 franchise and this doesn't seem to be lost on Eilish.
The theme song for the 25th @007 film, written and performed by Billie, is titled “No Time To Die” and will be released globally tomorrow at 4pm PT. #NoTimeToDiepic.twitter.com/5QU9a3FPM0— billie eilish @billieeilish February 12, 2020
The Twitter tease of Billie Eilish's No Time to Die theme song is 13 seconds in length and instrumental. A slow and soft, moody piano line can be heard with a bright chime in the higher register. Even with the brief tease, it fits right in with what we've come to expect over the years from the franchise. As for the song's title, it is also No Time to Die. It will be interesting to hear what Billie Eilish does with her vocals on top of the music that she composed.
Billie Eilish appeared at the Academy Awards over the weekend with her brother and songwriting partner Finneas O'Connell, where they performed The Beatles' 'Yesterday' during the In Memoriam portion of the show. While the performance was great, it has been overshadowed by the fact that the Academy left out Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, Michael J. Pollard, and Sid Haig. Social media has been in an uproar over the situation ever since Sunday night and it doesn't seem to be getting any better, even after the Academy released a statement.
Billie Eilish recently won five Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year, so she's on a huge streak at the moment, especially after getting the James Bond theme song. Many were under the impression that Beyoncé was going to have the song this time, but that was not the case, even after her fans conducted some pretty intense detective work. With that being said, Beyoncé may have recorded her own version of the song, only to lose out to Eilish. The same thing happened to Radiohead with their Spectre theme song when they lost out to Sam Smith. At least Radiohead fans were able to hear the song after the movie was released.No Time to Die is all set to hit theaters on April 10th. With Billie Eilish's James Bond theme song on the way, it will more than likely be able to be streamed at 4pm tomorrow on Spotify and Apple Music, though that has not been confirmed. Additionally, one can imagine that the record label will put out a physical single in the form of a vinyl 7' to get it into more hands. For now, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. You can check out the No Time to Die teaser below, thanks to Billie Eilish's Twitter account.