It’s been a long five years since fans last went to theaters to watch a new James Bond film. Their long wait won’t be in vain though as the latest installment of the spy thriller franchise promises the best of what Agent 007 has to offer.
Find out what you can expect from the much-awaited film.
Bond is Back
‘No Time to Die’, which is scheduled to premiere in November, stars Daniel Craig as he returns to play the iconic character for the last time. The film was initially slated for an April release but had to be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The English actor’s return for the film series’ 25th installment was in itself a surprise as many expected that 2015’s ‘Spectre’ would be Craig’s last appearance as Bond. Thus, a lot of the 52-year-old star’s fans are holding onto the hope that he might change his mind once again.
But with a lot of people seeing the upcoming movie as Craig’s swan song, expectations for ‘No Time to Die’ have been quite high. Luckily, these expectations might just be met.
Most Expensive Installation
With a record-breaking production cost of £200 million ($243 million), the 25th James Bond film is certainly one for the books. The budget for ‘No Time to Die’ is now the most expensive one in the history of the franchise.
The previous holder of this distinction is ‘Spectre,’ which had a production cost of £182 million ($221 million). In third place now is 2012’s ‘Skyfall,’ which was produced on a £138 million ($168 million) budget as the Daily Mail reports.
‘No Time to Die’ was shot on location in Italy, London, Jamaica, and Norway.
Another factor that may have contributed to the film’s expensive budget is its star-studded cast. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ actor Rami Malek portrayed the movie’s main villain, Safin. Meanwhile, French star Lea Seydoux returned as Dr. Madeleine Swann.
The upcoming film also marks a milestone for Craig who now holds the title of being the longest-tenured Bond actor ever. He won the distinction from the late Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven films over 12 years.
Since nabbing the role when he was cast in 2005, Craig has been portraying Agent 007 in the silver screen for 15 years now. He made his debut in 2006’s ‘Casino Royale’ and has starred in five Bond films in total.