James Bond ‘No Time to Die’ Opening Moved Up

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Fans looking forward to seeing the eagerly awaited new James Bond film, No Time To Die, will have five less days to wait. The film, the latest installment in the long-running series, has been moved up to Nov. 20 in the U.S. and Nov. 12 in the U.K. In early March, it had been pushed back to Nov. 25 from its scheduled spring opening, amid fears of the Coronavirus pandemic.

No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth (and final) performance as the British secret agent. It was originally scheduled to have its world premiere in London on March 31, followed by an international roll out. (Its North American premiere was scheduled for April 10.)

Craig hosted Saturday Night Live on March 7, in what was expected to be a highly visible lead-in to the film’s opening. He spoofed the new film in a sketch that evening.

Rami Malek, who earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, stars as the villain, Safin.

Ana de Armas, in No Time To Die

The No Time To Die cast also includes Ralph Fiennes returning as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of the criminal enterprise, Spectre. Ana de Armas, who earned rave notices for her recent role in the feature film whodunit, Knives Out, portrays Paloma. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, perhaps best known for directing all episodes of season one of TV’s True Detective.

In No Time To Die, Bond – check out that URL – has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (again played by Jeffrey Wright), from the CIA, turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

“Bond… James Bond… ”

No Time To Die‘s production cost has been estimated at $250 million. Believe it or not, it’s the first 007 film since 2015’s Spectre. That title earned a reported $880 million at the worldwide box-office.

Billie Eilish has recorded the No Time To Die theme song.

Related: A longtime Bond portrayer died in 2017

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  1. bondlocations
    #1 bondlocations 13 December, 2019, 15:04

    It looks that ‘No time to die’ will be full of action. I liked they way it was filmed. I hope that the whole film will be that picturesque as trailer.

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