Filming for the 25th James Bond film, starring Daniel Craig for the last time, has been wrapped. Titled, No Time To Die, was scheduled for a 184 day shoot in Jamaica, London, Italy and Norway.
Directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Cary Fukunaga, who’s behind the first season of HBO’s excellent 2014 series, True Detective, has directed the film.
The script is written by Cary Fukunaga himself and as well as Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe-Waller-Bridge.
Mr. Craig, quite happy, revealed the news himself a few days ago standing with Mr. Fukunaga via the film’s official Twitter account.
Congratulations are definitely in order.
No Time To Die marks the final attempt for Mr. Craig to play the iconic role of James Bond. Joining the cast and crew in Italy, he told them, “I just want to say, and I am really quite drunk now so I won’t go on for long, this has been the best, most wonderful experience I have ever had!”
Now, entering post-production, we shouldn’t be too far away from seeing the film’s first official trailer. The teaser, which is quite short, to reveal the film’s official title was released online a few months back. (Watch below).
Mr. Craig took on the role with 2006’s classic Casino Royale directed by Martin Campbell, then went on to also make Quantum of Solace with Marc Forster in 2008, followed by Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015 with Sam Mendes.
I was never a James Bond fan prior to Mr. Craig’s involvement. In my opinion, he’s the best James Bond, so far. His Quantum of Solace doesn’t get much love, but watching it over the years it deserves to be praised as one of the best in the series. It’s dark, fast-paced and intense with good sound design, editing and masterfully choreographed fight sequences.
With Mr. Fukunaga now in the director’s seat it’s safe to say that No Time To Die is a definite classic. Per some of the reports, two or three different endings were written and Mr. Craig himself doesn’t know which ending will be chosen.
No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, and Billy Magnussen. And, Christoph Waltz is making a return as well to play Blofeld.
Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy James Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with a dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die will be released on April 8, 2020.