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The first trailer for the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig has been released. It’s a two-minute, 30-second trailer which shows Bond has left active service and presumed dead, but brought back on a mission when his American CIA friend Felix Leiter asks for help.

No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth (and apparently last) role as the Ian Fleming character known as 007. He is joined by Ana de Armas (Knives Out) and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), along with returning cast members Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright.

The $250M film was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who co-wrote the screenplay with Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, and Flea Bag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

No Time To Die, from Eon Productions, MGM, and Universal Pictures will premiere in the United States on April 8, 2020.

no-time-to-die-james-bond-25-title-logoThis news just in via the 007 Twitter account. The 25th James Bond film will be titled “No Time To Die.”

The movie is slated to release to theaters in April 2020, which is a lot quicker than we expected given the trials and tribulations leading up to principal photography.

It’s definitely interesting Broccoli and co. chose “No Time To Die” as the title for Bond 25 given there are already a couple of films of the same name listed on IMDB including the comedy No Time to Die (2006) and documentary No Time to Die (2013).

No Time To Die is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Christoph Waltz.

Sir Roger Moore by Allan Warren (cropped image)Sad news from the James Bond world today. English actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89.

Moore starred in a total of seven James Bond films, more than any other actor (unless you count the non-EON film Never Say Never Again (1983) in which Sean Connery played 007 for the seventh time).

His films include Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View To A Kill (1985).

Moore was recently ranked the best James Bond by Esquire out of the six actors who have been part of the film franchise that began in 1962.

“His portrayal of Bond was the furthest from Fleming’s vision, which is why—despite a few shortfalls—his is the best version of the role,” said Esquire.

Sir Roger Moore will surely be missed. He brought a level of humor to the role of 007 that had not been evident with Sean Connery or George Lazenby. He was suave, cool, and a true English gentleman in real life as well on screen.

Here is Sir Roger Moore’s obituary on BBC’s website if you want to learn more about his life.

Bond 25 cast members: Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Lashana LynchHere’s what we know so far about major cast members, filmmakers, writers, and the start date of principal photography for the 25th film in the EON Productions franchise based on the character created by novelist Ian Fleming.

Title

Revealed Aug. 20th 2019 via the @007 James Bond Twitter account, the 25th film in the franchise will be titled “No Time To Die.”

Synopsis

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. 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.

Producers

Bond 25 is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli under Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios.

Director

The 25th Bond film is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Beasts of No Nation).

Cast

Bond 25 stars Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond. It will be his fifth time playing the role of 007. Returning cast members include Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter). Bond 25 will introduce Ana de Armas (Paloma), Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek as the story’s villain.

Writers

Bond 25 is being written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, and Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Location

Bond 25 will be based at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and on location in Italy, Jamaica, London, and Norway.

Release Date

MGM will premiere Bond 25 through United Artists on April 8, 2020, and through Universal Pictures International and MGM in the UK and internationally starting April 3, 2020.

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Ana de Armas Flickr image by Gage Skidmore

At a live event in Jamaica today to announce the official start of principal photography on April 28, it was revealed the next James Bond Girl would be 30-year old Cuban actress Ana de Armas. Best known in the US for her role as Joi in Blade Runner 2049, de Armas has starred in other films such as War Dogs, Exposed, and Hands of Stone. Nothing else has been revealed about her role in Bond 25, not even her character’s name. We should also note it hasn’t even been confirmed that she is actually a “Bond Girl”. But it’s likely she will play the role of a villainess woman, girlfriend to a villain (maybe Rami Malek), or British agent in the film. We do know that along with Daniel Craig, other women appearing in Bond 25 include Léa Seydoux a Madeleine Swann and Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny — both returning to previous roles in the franchise. Here’s a tweet from Harris confirming the actors at the production launch.