The Official Title for the Next James Bond Film Revealed
Bond 25 has its official title. The name for the 25th installment of the venerable franchise is No Time to Die, calling back to previous Bond films that have referenced the grimmest of fates, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Live and Let Die.
The announcement came via Twitter and YouTube. Bond himself, Daniel Craig, cuts across the frame looking dapper in his tux. Then he stops, looks right at us, and the frame widens to include the new title. Yup, this works.
No Time to Die has an embarrassment of riches on the villain front. Not only is Oscar-winner Rami Malek slated to play a tech terrorist, another Oscar-winner, Christoph Waltz, is returning as the supremely sinister Blofeld. We also wrote about how reports had it that Captain Marvel‘s Latasha Lynch might be taking over as the next 007 as Bond himself hopes to retire. There’s a lot to be excited about here!
No Time to Die comes from director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) and boasts a stellar ensemble. Joining Craig, Malek, Waltz, and Lynch are Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen. The script comes from Fukunaga, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag).
Check out the official title announcement video below:
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/qxYEnMhk2s
— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019
Here it is again on YouTube:
Here’s the official synopsis for No Time to Die:
In No Time To Die, 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 is due in theaters on April 10, 2020.
Featured image: 007 star Daniel Craig, director Cary Fukunaga and the Bond 25 crew were out and about in the sunshine today shooting across a number of central London locations, including Whitehall, where Daniel filmed a scene with a classic Aston Martin V8, first seen in a Bond film in 1987’s The Living Daylights. Photo credit: Nicola Dove ©2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.