According to the official James Bond Twitter account, NO TIME TO DIE will celebrate its World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on 31. March. Royal Albert Hall’s website doesn’t yet sale tickets to this major event, but this is likely change soon. So if you are into the market for an exclusive adventure you should keep an eye on their link above.
Two days later, 02. April, the film be officially released in the UK, followed by its 10. April release in the United States. Previews on the nights to 02. and 10. April respectively are a matter for local theatres.
While we all have been asleep, Billie Eilish quietly kept awake, wrote – together with her brother Finneas – and recorded the title song for NO TIME TO DIE.
Confirmation came through The Official James Bond 007 Website today. Media speculation has been going on since yesterday, but in fact not everybody else has been soundly asleep all this time.
Sharp sighted Bond-gazers spotted the connection as early as Christmas Eve 2019, when director Cary J. Fukunaga started following Eilish’s Instagram account and she posted a photo of herself in London. So, as news go this must be considered already slightly less than brand new.
However that may be, crew and members of CommanderBond.net are looking forward to the finished product. Best of luck and fingers crossed!
…to furnish NO TIME TO DIE’s soundscapes. Or so claims the usually reliable Variety in a recent exclusive article. Multiple sources told them Hans Zimmer was going to replace Dan Romer as composer on Daniel Craig’s fifth James Bond film.
During the last month it has been rumoured Romer had supposedly left the production for some reason or other. Without any official word from Eon the speculations have been going on, with an increasing number of hints pointing to Hans Zimmer as the most likely replacement. Although there is still no definite confirmation from Eon, MGM or Universal it would seem the decision has been taken now.
After we’ve only just received No Time to Die’s trailer a couple of weeks ago it seems the Christmas spirit has knocked at Eon House’s door and collected another gift for their fans – on top of the sweepstakes for graphic artists revealed yesterday.
This time it’s a shorter version of the trailer with sarky comments by Ben Wishaw’s Q. From the Greek subtitles it would seem to be a version produced for that market and released early, for whatever reason. See for yourself…
The Internet provides this fabulous ability for all its users to instantly create – and just as instantly critique the creations of others. The world of fandom often is the place where both these abilities flourish to the point of excellence – in the case of creativity – or execration when it comes to criticism. And, fairly or not, the products of the entertainment industry regularly find themselves at the receiving end of both. Cue the 007 theme…
Even the casual observer of Bond films will have noticed a certain, well, let’s call it ‘conformity’ in the promo material of the last two films; a fact that was not greeted with the undivided approval of fans, to put it mildly. Many a fan was seen claiming, possibly rightfully, that they could do different. Even the word ‘better’ raised its head more than once.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, you proudly can do now:
Live from Jamaica producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson finally announced principal photography for the 25th Bond film which at this point still has no official title. Director Cary Joji Fukanaga presented Daniel Craig, Leá Sedoux (returning as Dr. Madeleine Swann), Naomie Harris and new cast members Ana de Armas (“Blade Runner 2049”, “Knives Out”) and Lashana Lynch (“Captain Marvel”). In addition to the returning Ralph Fiennes as “M”, Ben Whishaw as “Q” and Rory Kinnear as “Tanner” the new film will also bring back Jeffrey Wright as “Felix Leiter”. Furthermore BOND 25 will feature Billy Magnussen (“Game Night”), David Dencik (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) and Dali Benssalah (“A Faithful Man”). And, as rumoured extensively before, Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the main villain, promising via satellite: “I will be making sure Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this”.
BOND 25 will be shot at Pinewood Studios and on location in Jamaica, London and Italy. Shooting in Norway, due to weather conditions, has already been completed in the previous weeks. Filming will continue in Jamaica on Sunday, April 24th.
According to a short synopsis the story will pick up Bond after having left active service and enjoying life in Jamaica. Old friend Felix Leiter then asks for help in rescuing a kidnapped scientist, a task which will lead Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Bond 25, from longstanding 007 gatekeeper and producer Eon, is being released in the U.S. on April 8, 2020 by Metro Goldwyn Mayer through its United Artists Releasing joint venture with Annapurna, and through Universal and MGM in the U.K. and internationally from April 3, 2020.
Regular Bond scribes Neil Purvis and Robert Wade will be credited for scripting duties together with Scott Z. Burns, Cary Joji Fukunaga himself and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.