Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of No Time to Die, says he isn’t changing anything about his Bond film despite the fact it was delayed by seven months.
A new Bond film is always an exciting time for film fans, especially as Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die is slated to be Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007. So, when the film was delayed from April until 12 November due to the pandemic, it was a major disappointment.
With all this extra time available, some might expect that this would give the filmmakers longer to make the film perfect but director Cary Joji Fukunaga has told Empire that he is not changing anything:
“You could just fiddle and tweak and it doesn’t necessarily get better. For all intents and purposes, we had finished the film. I had mentally finished the film. Mentally and emotionally.”
While tinkering constantly isn’t always the best move, hopefully, Fukunaga’s comments indicate that he is really happy with the finished product and that what we are getting will be a memorable addition to the Bond franchise.
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.
No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).