Updated: Jun 15, 2020
The franchise made the announcement Saturday on Twitter.
The new Bond film No Time To Die will be released in the U.S. ahead of schedule. The studio announced today that the franchise's latest installment will premiere on November 20, five days earlier than expected via MGM/Eon Productions.
The film was originally slated to come out April 10, but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown of movie theaters around the globe.
The forthcoming Bond film will feature a stellar cast surrounding Daniel Craig, who reprises his role as James Bond. Also set to return are Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomi Harris as Moneypenny, Lea Seydeoux as Madeleine, and Rory Kinnear as Tanner. Jeffrey Wright, who played Felix in previous Bond installments Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, is also coming back.
Fresh faces coming to the new film are Dali Benssalah, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, and Lashana Lynch who recently appeared in Captain Marvel. Academy Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, Mr. Robot) is set to play the new villian.
“I will be making sure Mr. Bond doesn’t have an easy ride in this,” Malek stated in during an announcement for the film.
Emmy Award-winning director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation) has revealed that filming will take place in Jaimaca. Shooting will also occur in Norway, Italy, and Pinewood Studios.
“Bond is not in active service,” producer Barbara Broccoli said. “He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica, his spiritual home.”
A press release that followed the film’s announcent went into greater detail about the film’s plot. “Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica,” the statement read. “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 Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
Before COVID-19, production was initially delayed when original director Danny Boyle left the project because of a script dispute.