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Everything We Know About No Time To Die (Part II)

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No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, has been one of the most anticipated films for at least two years. If it weren’t for the pandemic, fans of the iconic fictional spy would have been able to see Bond in action much earlier. The last Bond film, SPECTRE, was released six years ago. So, this wait is really torturous for the fans.

Fortunately, the situation is getting better and in just two days, the film No Time To Die will be officially released in Indonesian cinemas. For this reason, after we previously presented two articles on the previous recap of Daniel Craig’s James Bond action, it feels right to share what we know about the film No Time To Die — Daniel Craig’s final farewell as James Bond.

What caused the release delay?

Academy Award winner Danny Boyle was originally recruited to direct this Bond film but in 2018 he stepped down. At the time, the film was expected to be released in November 2019. Boyle’s departure led to the recruitment of Cary Fukunaga to take over. All of this led to the delay of the first round, with the film pushed to a February 2020 release. Then it was postponed again to April 2020. At that time the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the globe forced cinemas to close. The creators then moved the release date to November 2020 and then to April 2, 2021 as theaters were still suffering from the effects of the pandemic. Finally, it was decided that the film will be released on September 30, 2021 in the UK (together with in Indonesia) while for the US it will only be released on October 8, 2021.

Daniel Craig’s last film as James Bond

This will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as Bond. He first appeared as Bond in Casino Royale and later in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and SPECTRE (2015). Craig is the sixth actor to play Bond in Eon Productions films after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. In celebration of 15 years of his career as Bond, the creators released a retrospective entitled Being James Bond. The 45-minute special can be watched on Apple TV. It contains scenes and behind-the-scenes sessions from all of Craig’s Bond films and his interviews with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It will be interesting to see who replaces Daniel Craig as James Bond in the upcoming film. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this and actors including Idris Elba, Regé-Jean Page, Tom Hardy, James Norton and Sam Heughan among others are on the way.

No Time To Die filming location

Bond films are always like travel books packed with the usual excitement, intensity, fun, thrill, and danger. No Time To Die also takes fans on a kind of world tour. It has exotic places in mosaics that will please anyone who loves to travel. This time the exotic locations that have been revealed in the trailer are the Roman bridge in Matera, Italy, Port Antonio in Jamaica, Kalsoy in the Faroe Islands and Nittedal in Norway, the last one being the snow-covered terrain location in the trailer. Cairngorms in Scotland was also one of the shooting locations. Interestingly, the Bond family hails from Scotland. Of course, London and Pinewood Studios in England are part of the Bond films too.

No Time To Die theme song

The theme song “No Time to Die” was released on February 13, 2020. The song is performed by American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, the youngest ever to sing a Bond theme. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards held on March 14, 2021, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Songwriting for Visual Media. Thus making history as the first song from an unreleased film to win a Grammy. The song was co-written by Eilish’s brother, Finneas O’Connell.

No Time To Die is officially released in Indonesian cinemas starting September 30, 2021

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