The first trailer for the next Bond movie is here, as promised. Daniel Craig is back for the fifth and final time as British MI5 spy in No Time to Die – The Twenty-fifth Bond movie overall, directed by Emmy-winner Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) – along with the likes of Oscar-winner Rami Malek as the new villain Safin. The First No Time to Die trailer gives us a peek at the film's plot and themes, which have been harbored with secrets by Bond's returning love interest. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), Bond being replaced by the new 007 Nomi (Lashana Lynch), and a surprise return from Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), first seen in 2015's SpectreGeneral Chat Chat Lounge
In addition to Craig as James Bond, Malek as Safin, Seydoux as Swann, Lynch as Nomi, and Waltz as Blofeld, the next Bond movie – No Time to Die – also stars Ralph Fiennes as MI6 head M, Naomie Harris as M's assistant Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner, Ben Whishaw as the MI6 quartermaster Q, Jeffrey Wright as CIA field officer Felix Leiter, Ana de Armas and David Dencik as new characters named Paloma and Waldo, respectively, and as-yet-undisclosed roles in Dali Benssalah and Billy Magnussen.
It's been a troubled production for the 25th James Bond film, with original director Danny Boyle exiting Due to creative differences in August 2018, a few months prior to start filming. Fukunaga was hired As the new director and co-writer a month later, with series veteran writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returning to work together. Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum) was added to the writing team, while Craig brought in Emmy-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) to polish the script.
Owing to all that, there was no time to Die's release date pushed From November 2019 to February 2020, and then later pushed to April 2020. As has been the case for the longest time, EON Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producers on the new Bond movie, which is a production of Metro – Goldwyn-Mayer and EON Productions. Universal Pictures is handling No Time to Die distribution outside the US, including in India.
Here's the official synopsis for No Time to Die, via Universal Pictures*
“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 to a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time to Die is out April 2, 2020 in the UK, April 3, 2020 in India, and April 8, 2020 in the US. Filming locations for the new Bond movie include Faroe Islands, Italy, Jamaica, Norway, and the UK.