Daniel Craig has been the face of James Bond since Casino Royale’s 2006 premier
With over two dozen films and a variety of different lead actors, the James Bond franchise is one of the highest grossing movie series of all time. From the 60s and 70s with Sean Connery to the mid 90s and early 2000s’ portrayal by the handsome Pierce Brosnan, viewers can’t get enough of the famous British spy and his exciting, daring expeditions.
This year fans are gearing up for the 25th installment, No Time to Die, extremely expectant for all it has in store. After all, as the 2020 Super Bowl trailer promised, this Bond will change everything. Below we’ll give you all the info you need to know about the film industry’s most anticipated production of the year.
Production and filming
James Bond movies are known for their glamorous, scenic locations among many other things. Just think about it – where would the snazzy spy be without a gorgeous beach backdrop or dazzling casino landscape?
Bond films have been shot all over the world in various continents and countries from Russia to Italy, Istanbul to Hong Kong, and even in the autonomous Chinese region of Macau. You may remember some of the most famous casino gaming scenes from Skyfall, many of which were filmed in Macau’s Floating Dragon Casino. A popular location for many Bond moments, the region is well-known for its casino nightlife and beautiful locales. Nowadays, fans of the hit film series can transport themselves to immersive environments like Macau 2050, where users can practice their poker strategy like Bond using virtual reality. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to play like Bond in glamorous settings, this is a pretty close bet.
No Time to Die began production in 2018 and has since been filmed in different locations including Jamaica, Italy, Norway, London, and even the Faroe Islands archipelago. Luckily for extreme fans that love the film and want to visit the sites themselves, there’s a complete guide on how to do so.
The picturesque city of Matera, Italy is one of several filming locations for No Time to Die
Daniel Craig will play the British spy for the 5th and possibly final time in No Time to Die. He’ll star alongside Rami Malek, his newest enemy, and actresses Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch.
The storyline will feature a new Bond mission: rescuing a kidnapped scientist, Valdo Obruchev (David Dencik) from the throes of danger. On his international hunt, the spy will have to overcome various run-ins and threats from villain Safin, played by Malek. Every Bond film has its own special arch nemesis from the famous Ernst Stavro Blofeld to Le Chiffre and Dr. No, and Safin shouldn’t be any different. After all, his opponents always seem to put up a good fight.
Since it is 2021 after all, No Time to Die has also been rumored to feature a variety of exciting next-generation technologies and machinery. Not to mention the same sleek cars that viewers are accustomed to seeing in the classic Bond car chases.
No Time to Die has been hotly anticipated, largely because its release date has been pushed back from its originally scheduled date on April 2nd, to its new official premier on October 8th.
Dubbed as one of the most expensive productions in history and undoubtedly the most expensive Bond film, the movie had a budget of $250 million. No Time to Die is clearly the one to see in 2021. The film is set to hit theatres, but some discussions have also considered releasing it to popular streaming services such as Netflix in order to widen viewing audiences and make the film more accessible. However, it’s supposed to be the longest of all the Bond films coming in at a whopping 163 minutes total, so watching the action at the theatres may be the best viewing experience.