Remember “Spectre”, the 2015 James Bond film which had cruelly dashed the expectations of the fans of the franchise who had been expecting a jumbo pack of thriller, adventure, action, and mystery? Well, the franchise is attempting a comeback with Daniel Craig’s final outing as the renowned Agent 007, James Bond in the upcoming “No Time To Die” whose trailer was recently released. And if the film is anything like the action-packed thriller its trailer is, we are already in for a treat!
The official trailer of “No Time To Die” offers hardcore fans of James Bond some classic vintage action by Daniel Craig as he portrays the reckless yet fearless super spy. “No Time To Die” also introduces us to new (female) agent, played by actor Lashana Lynch, in town “with a licence to kill.”
While Daniel Craig is seen zipping around in his Aston Martin, Rami Malek makes an appearance as the villain, Safin, as Bond utters how history hasn’t been “kind to men who play God.”
Characters from previous films, namely Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as M return to the 5th Craig starrer Bond film. Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld is also seen in the trailer. For the ones who haven’t watched or have blacked out the fiasco that was “Spectre” should know that his character was captured at the end of the last Bond film. Bond’s previous love interest Dr Madeleine Swann (played Léa Seydoux) also plays a crucial role in the film’s arc.
Daniel Craig started his journey as the renowned James Bond with “Casino Royale” in 2006, and then went on to do “Quantum Of Solace” (2008), “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015).
“No time To Die” has been directed by Emmy-winner Cary Joji Fukunaga, who was brought in place of director Danny Boyle after the lukewarm response “Spectre” received. As everything had to be worked on from scratch, Cary Joji Fukunaga literally had to race against the clock to ensure that the film is not delayed beyond its April 2020 release date. “This was a very ambitious script for the time we had,” said Fukunaga.
Emmy-winning show “Fleabag“’s star and writer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was also brought on board as one of the co-writers of the new Bond film in order to further polish the script.