Everything you need to know about No Time to Die, including latest news, release date, cast, and much more!
Bond by the numbers: 67 years after Ian Fleming first created him, 007 is coming back for his 25th film, which is titled No Time to Die. Now the longest continually running movie series of all time, the Bond films have grossed over $7.04 billion, making it the fourth highest-grossing series in history.
With No Time to Die providing Daniel Craig with his last outing as 007 — as well as bringing the series total to a milestone number — the new film looks set to be something special for the franchise with an interesting new director, a lot of new ideas, and one hell of a reputation to live up to. The film has also had to deal with a lot of legal wrangling over the distribution rights. Sony, which has distributed every Bond film since Casino Royale, has now lost out to MGM (in America) and Universal (everywhere else).
The movie will film in the iconic GoldenEye, Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote his earliest Bond stories. Jamaica is also where the very first Bond film, Dr. No, was set. It seems only fitting that Craig’s Bond would return here for his 25th outing. Additional footage will be shot in Norway, Italy, and Pinewood Studios in London. More globetrotting for you, Mr. Bond.
— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019
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James Bond 25 Story
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter 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 screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade wrote the original draft, with Scott Burns (Contagion) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) contributing material.
James Bond 25 Release Date
No Time to Die is slated to hit theaters on April 8, 2020 after being delayed from its previous Feb. 14 window. Anybody want to bet that this ends up moving to the more traditional Bond release window?
James Bond 25 Trailer
The latest promotional video from the set of Bond 25 teases some of the scenes from the movie’s Caribbean set:
A special reveal event in April 2019 featured a few behind-the-scenes clips of sets being built in Jamaica for the new movie. Watch this as well as a cast Q&A below:
James Bond 25 Cast
After he made Spectre in 2015, Daniel Craig said he’d rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again. Put it down to his trademark grouchiness (or the huge paycheck), but he later changed his mind and decided that, yes, he would actually quite like to play one of cinema’s most iconic, beloved characters again, please. Confirming the news on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Craig announced that he would be returning for No Time to Die and that it would be his last time playing the role.
“I think this is it,” he said. “I just want to go out on a high note and I can’t wait.”
Léa Seydoux will be reprising her role as psychologist Madeleine Swann for Fukunaga’s film, which makes sense as the last Bond movie ended with her and 007 riding off into the sunset. We suspect it won’t last.
Christoph Waltz, who played the evil Blofeld in Spectre, will return for a second outing as well. Read more about Blofeld’s return here.
As confirmed during a special reveal live stream in April 2019, Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is set to play the next Bond villain. He teased in a video message that he’d make sure to make Bond’s next outing as difficult as possible.
Other newcomers in undisclosed roles include Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), and David Dencik (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Much of the MI6 cast introduced in Skyfall are also returning, including Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.
James Bond 25 Director
Cary Fukunaga was confirmed last September to be the new James Bond director. A fascinating choice given his previous work, including Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, the first season of True Detective, and the limited Netflix series Maniac, Fukunaga is an unconventional choice, much Sam Mendes before him. His unique visual flair suggests Eon is interested in keeping the auteur sensibility of the last two 007 movies, albeit through a very different vessel.
Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine, was previously attached before leaving the project.
“We are delighted to be working with Cary,” say producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, confirming the story to Deadline. “His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”
James Bond 25 Photo
The first official image from No Time to Die has arrived! We see Daniel Craig’s 007 – encouragingly ambulatory – in shades and ready for action for a shoot in London, presumably having just exited a visible Aston Martin V8, which, according to the description, was seen in the (Timothy Dalton-led) 1987 franchise entry, The Living Daylights.