No Time to Die, otherwise known as James Bond 25, is going to tie up the events of the last two movies in the franchise, Skyfall and Spectre. This, according to star Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny alongside Daniel Craig's 007. For most franchise entries, noting that it will tie up the events of the previous two movies wouldn't be big news, but Bond isn't a typical case and, considering how little has been revealed about this entry in particular, this is certainly noteworthy.
Throughout the history of the Bond franchise, storylines have continued but, more often than not, the movies have been made to standalone. However, Daniel Craig's tenure has been heavily serialized, with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace serving as more of a part 1 and part 2 of the same story. Now, thanks to a new interview with Namie Harris, it sounds like Skyfall, Spectre and No Time to Die will form something of a narrative trilogy. Here's what she had to say about it.
"It's a tie-up of Skyfall and Spectre. But with massive, massive surprises that even had me like, 'Oh, wow!' So I think we're going to really shock people."
There have been near countless rumors regarding Bond 25's plot, but considering how many rewrites it has been through, and the changes with the director, those rumors are far more unreliable than usual. Cary Fukunaga Beasts of No Nation, True Detective ultimately ended up in the director's chair, following the departure of Danny Boyle. Naomie Harris, speaking more specifically about Daniel Craig's James Bond when we catch up with him this time around, explains he's now more in touch with his feelings.
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"I would say that he's reconnected with his heart. We're definitely seeing a Bond who's more in touch with his feelings and more open to falling in love. At the end of Spectre there are women he gives his career up for: there's no more emotional attachment than that. It's just about moving with the times and recognising that women can no longer be seen as eye candy."
Spectre concluded with Bond walking away from MI6 to be with Madeleine Swann Lea Seydoux. No Time to Die will pick up with Bond semi-retired, before being pulled back into the fold by his old buddy Felix Jeffrey Wright. That will put him on a path to squaring off with a new villain, played by Oscar-winner Rami MalekBohemian Rhapsody, with a dangerous technology at the center of the plot.
It's also been reported that Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch will be taking up the mantle of 007 at MI6 in Bond's absence. That doesn't mean she's the new Bond, but it's certainly something new within the series. The script was a group effort, written by franchise regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as Scott Z Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. No Time to Die is set to arrive in theaters on April 8, 2020. This news comes to us via GQ.
A first poster for “No Time to Die” was released over the weekend via the 007 Instagram account. Featuring star Daniel Craig in his fifth performance as MI6 agent James Bond, the relatively simple poster represents the 25th installment in the Bond franchise of movies, to be produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Universal Pictures.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on an early draft by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, “No Time to Die” follows an inactive Bond who is enlisted by friend and CIA field officer Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright to help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.
Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Léa Seydoux reprise their respective roles from previous films, while actors Rami Malek as the film's primary antagonist, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, and Billy Magnussen round out the main cast.
Oscar-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren “La La Land” is shooting large-format with 65mm Panavision and IMAX 65mm for the action sequences for the first time in franchise history, and frequent Fukunaga collaborator Dan Romer will craft the score.
That's a wrap! Filming has concluded on No Time to Die, otherwise known as James Bond 25. Production began on the follow-up to Spectre back in April and, like many entries in the franchise, it's been a globe-trotting adventure that will see 007 at various locations trying to accomplish his next mission. While there's still much work to be done, for a moment at least, the cast and crew took some time to celebrate.
According to a new report, Daniel Craig, members of the crew and the rest of the cast joined together at a restaurant in Italy for the wrap party. Craig, who is said to have been pretty drunk, gave a heartfelt speech to everyone. The actor was also presented with a James Bond cake. In his speech, Craig singled out longtime producer Barbara Broccoli. Here's what he had to say.
"I just want to say, and I am really quite drunk now so I won't go on for long, this has been one of the best, most wonderful experiences I have ever had. You have all done the most amazing job. I could not be more proud to work with every single one of you on this production. I would like to thank you for this evening, for Barbara, for putting it on. Thank goodness, we did this tonight."
Daniel Craig's tone is worth noting here. The shoot for Spectre was famously brutal and the actor seriously injured his ACL during filming. In an interview just after filming had wrapped, Craig said that he would rather "slash his wrists" than film another Bond movie. His tone seems to be much more content here, even though he did break his ankle while filming this time around.
Cary Fukunaga Beasts of No Nation is in the director's chair for No Time to Die, working from a script by series regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is now rumored to be up for the gig writing James Bond 26. As far as plot goes, Bond will be semi-retired at the start, before his old buddy from the CIA Felix pulls him back in for a new mission that has to do with a mysterious villain and dangerous new technology.
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The cast includes some familiar faces with Ralph Fiennes M, Naomie Harris Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw Q and Jeffrey Wright Felix. Oscar-winner Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody is on board as the main villain. Ana de Armas Blade Runner 2049, Billy Magnussen Game Night, Dali Benssalah A Faithful Man, David Dencik The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Lashana Lynch Captain Marvel are also on board. Lynch, it's been said, will be taking up the mantle of 007 in Bond's absence at MI6. No Time to Die arrives in theaters on April 8, 2020. This news was previously reported by the Mirror.
The first teaser for James Bond 25 has arrived. It doesn't carry with it any actual footage from the upcoming entry in the long-running spy series. It does, however, finally confirm the movie's title. We now know James Bond will return in No Time to Die. After months, if not years, of speculating and supposed leaks of the title, it seems nobody got it right, even if some got pretty close. In any event, we now know what to call Craig's final outing os 007.
The teaser features Daniel Craig's Bond strutting in a tuxedo to the classic theme, before the camera pulls away to slowly reveal the title, which is done in a very 70s style. The whole thing is black and white, save for the gold 007 logo. A sly reference to The Man With the Golden Gun perhaps? In any event, the caption provided with the teaser on social media is also telling, for those who have been keeping up with recent rumors regarding the sequel.
"Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in... No Time to Die. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie"
For those who may not be familiar, reports have been floating around suggesting that Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch will be playing the new 007 in what we now know as No Time to Die. Not a female James Bond, mind you, just that she had taken up the 007 designation from MI6 in his absence. Since the caption directly refers to Daniel Craig as "James Bond, 007," it would seem his designation is safe. Previous, rumored titles included Shatterhand and A Reason to Die. While that second one was close-ish, none of that matters now.
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Cary Fukunaga is in the director's chair for the movie. While many of its secrets are being kept under wraps, we know Bond 25 sees Bond having taken a leave from active service and enjoying a more simple existence in Jamaica. His quiet life doesn't last very long, as his old CIA buddy Felix Leiter turns up asking for his assistance. Their mission to save a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more perilous than expected, putting Bond hot on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The cast sees returning favorites such as Ralph Fiennes M, Naomie Harris Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw Q and Jeffrey Wright Felix. Oscar-winner Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody is on board as the main villain. Ana de Armas Blade Runner 2049, Billy Magnussen Game Night, Dali Benssalah A Faithful Man and David Dencik The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo round out the ensemble. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the movie are made available. Be sure to check out the teaser for yourself from the James Bond 007 YouTube channel.