No Time to Die
- By Debbie Emery
- Photo Courtesy of MGM
James Bond fans have waited 18 months for Daniel Craig’s final film as 007 — but after multiple pandemic-induced delays, No Time to Die is finally here. With Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) as director, we are guaranteed to be in for a wild ride as Bond takes on new villain Lyutsifer Safin, played by Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar winner, Rami Malek.
No Time to Die opens with Bond having retired from active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. But his pina colada-sipping days are interrupted when he’s contacted by friend/CIA agent Felix Leiter. A “simple” mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist ends up way more complicated than expected, and James is soon tracking the elusive Safin and his dangerous new technology.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Fukunaga described Bond as a “wounded animal” who is “struggling with his role as a 00” five years after retirement. Co-star Léa Seydoux, who reprises her Spectre role as Dr. Madeleine Swann, also warned that this is an emotional Bond movie, saying: “I bet you’re going to cry.”
The introduction of a new 00, Lashana Lynch as Nomi, sparked speculation over whether Craig’s replacement will be a woman. We’re still waiting to find out who will take over the wheel of Bond’s Aston Martin, but in the meantime, No Time to Die hits theaters on Oct. 8.
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