The First No Time to Die Trailer Reveals Epic Bond Action

And we’re off! The first official trailer for co-writer and director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die is here, and it reveals the kind of epic Bond action you’d hope for. Daniel Craig is back as 007, and from this two-and-a-half-minute glimpse, it looks like he’s found yet another great collaborator in Fukunaga. The director of True Detective‘s excellent first season and Beasts of No Nation knows a thing or two about riveting action scenes. What’s more, No Time to Die packs in connections to Bond’s past and hints about the future of the franchise.

The trailer opens with Bond and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in the midst of a car chase. Their relationship looks to be a major crux of No Time to Die. He believes she’s betrayed him, yet there’s no time to get into at present considering they are in mortal danger. Here’s what else we can glean of the plot from the trailer. It also seems that while 007’s attempted retirement in Jamaica was never going to work out, in his absence a new double-O agent has risen—Nomi (Lashana Lynch). Bond is recruited back into a fresh mission by his old CIA pal Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), with M (Ralph Fiennes) sending Nomi to “help out.” (It appears a rivalry between the two of them is guaranteed.)

Enter Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), now under the Majesty’s care as a prisoner. He still has his secrets and might be of some use to Bond—or perhaps he’s trying to play him. And then we get to the main event, the introduction of No Time to Die‘s main villain, Safin (Rami Malek). Whatever he’s up to isn’t made clear here, but when Bond assures him that “history isn’t kind to men who play God,” you can rest assured that here we have a proper Bond villain.

Check out the trailer below. No Time to Die also stars Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, 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).

No Time to Die hits theaters on April 8, 2020.

For more on No Time to Die, check out the new character posters, this bite-sized teaser, the big reveal of the film’s title, and read about one incredibly intriguing possibility for what happens next in the Bond franchise.

Featured image: James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) drive through Matera, Italy in NO TIME TO DIE, a DANJAQ and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Credit: Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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