James Bond movie titles are an event unto themselves, and there’s a lot of hoopla going into Bond 25. Not only is the franchise at its 25th installment, but it’s also the last time actor Daniel Craig will step into the role that made him a household name. The project has only been known under its codename, until now. The James Bond 007 official YouTube account dropped a title announcement in the form of a video today, and it’s so perfectly Bond.
Here’s a brief plot synopsis from the official 007 website:
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.
We don’t know much about the film at this point. We know that Cary Joji Fukunaga–of True Detective season one fame–is directing. If that wasn’t exciting enough on its own, Fukunaga co-wrote the script with Scott Z. Burns and Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. That’s a whole lot of esteemed television prestige to back the project up. The cast isn’t so shabby, either. Joining Craig are recent Oscar-winner Rami Malek, as the film’s antagonist, along with returning players: Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, who also appeared as Bond’s love interest in 2015’s Spectre.
No Time To Die will hit theaters on April 3, 2020 in the United Kingdom and April 8, 2020 in the United States.
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