The fifth and final film of the 53-year-old British actor in this series is full of scenes of chase races, explosions and an exchange of gunfire, according to the movie’s promotional announcement, which promises fans of this series a movie that is no less exciting and suspenseful than its predecessors.
With a delay of a year and a half due to the pandemic, the film’s world premiere will be held on Tuesday at the prestigious “Royal Albert Hall” in London, before its release in British cinemas from Thursday, according to Agence France-Presse.
For the occasion, producers Michael J. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli on the red carpet to director Carrie Joji Fukunaga, actors Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux and singer Billie Eilish performing the movie’s official theme song, “No Time to Die.”
In addition to these stars, Princes Charles and William will also attend, as well as members of the medical staff who received invitations to discover the film in the ancient hall in appreciation of their work during the pandemic.
In this film, the secret agent created by writer Ian Fleming quits his intelligence business and takes a well-deserved vacation in Jamaica. But this serenity will be violated by the arrival of his old friend in the CIA, Alex Leiter, who comes to him for help in saving a scientist who has been kidnapped.
On his return to work, the world’s most famous secret agent is forced to team up with a new female colleague played by Britain’s Lashana Lynch, who warns him from the start: “If you stand in my way, I’ll shoot you in the knee.”
Bond and his new colleague face a mysterious enemy equipped with the latest advanced weapons, played by the American actor of Egyptian origin, Rami Malek, who won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2019 for his portrayal of the late British singer Freddie Mercury.
Psychologist Madeleine Swan, played by the French actress Léa Seydoux (photo), has many things to hide in the new work, after also participating in the previous part titled “Spectre”.
In this new film, which was shot mainly in Italy and Jamaica, James Bond likens a “wounded animal struggling with its past as a secret agent,” as director Carrie Joji Fukunaga described in a video clip released by Universal Pictures last year.
The director said James Bond is running a race, “not just to save the world but for the ones he loves as well.”
Actress and screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been hired to improve the representation of women in the film, in an effort to respond to criticism of negative discrimination against women in some James Bond films.
After it was scheduled for March 2020, the release of the twenty-fifth film in the series was postponed several times due to the “Covid-19” pandemic. Therefore, the launch of the work is an expected event, whether from lovers of these adventures or from companies operating cinemas seeking to fill the halls after the repeated periods of closure.
The previous James Bond movie “Spectre”, which was released in theaters at the end of 2015, achieved revenues of more than 880 million dollars in the world, according to the specialized press.
That same year, Craig said he’d rather have his arteries slashed than play James Bond again. But the actor confirmed in an interview with Radio Times this week that he made these statements as a joke, explaining that they were issued after he finished an exhausting filming stage in which he broke his knee and needed a break.
The name of the actor who will play James Bond in the next work of the series is still a mystery.