Having been pushed back for the umpteenth time last month, it seems that Universal and MGM are confident that the theatrical industry will be back up and running in time for No Time To Die’s latest release – so much so that the UK date has actually been brought forward. Yes, you read that correctly.
Originally scheduled for release in November 2019, Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007 found itself bouncing around the calendar the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and was shifted to its current October 8th date a few weeks ago.
However, Deadline has now confirmed with the studios that No Time to Die will continue the Bond tradition of opening earlier in the UK, where the film will begin its international roll out from September 30th – assuming of course that the road map out of lockdown succeeds as planned. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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).