"No Time to Die." Does that mean "I'm so busy right now that I just can't slow down enough to expire"? Or maybe it's "Sorry, this isn't really a good time for me to pass on because I'm in the middle of something"?
The 25th James Bond film (and last featuring Daniel Craig) is due for release in April 2020. They've added new content to the 007.com website, and now they've released the first trailer for "No Time to Die."
For this go-round, we're getting M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) and even Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz). They're all warmups for a new, old-fashioned "rule the world" villain called Safin, played by Oscar winner Rami Malek.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (responsible for the first -- and best -- season of "True Detective") directs from a script he co-wrote with Bond veterans Neil Purvis and Robert Wade. Additionally, Scott Z. Burns (writer/director of the great new Iraq war movie "The Report") and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (the dynamite writer-producer-actor behind "Fleabag" and season one of "Killing Eve") were recruited to give things a polish.
Léa Seydoux returns as Madeleine Swann, and she's joined by Ana de Armas (currently starring in "Knives Out") and Lashana Lynch (Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau in "Captain Marvel") as a Double 0 agent who's replaced Bond since he blew off MI-6 and decamped to Jamaica.
The trailer promises another Bond movie that aims to honor what everyone loved about the early films, but the addition of Burns and Waller-Bridge as writers is sure to give things a contemporary spin as well.
Countdown starts now. Four months until we find out just exactly who has no time to die.