Hollywood's filmmakers are still mostly on hold, but luckily we got a second trailer for the next action-packed James Bond franchise picture, No Time To Die. Originally planned for April 2020The MGM film is now set to hit cinemas next November. Although we're excited about the film, we're unfortunately skeptical that the theaters will be open for business in just two months (at least in the US). A digital release a-la-Disney's Mulan seems like a much more likely solution, but only time will tell as we sneak into the fall.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active duty and is enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more insidious than expected and leads Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Potential release snafus aside, we can still dream that if we see Daniel Craig and his company again in a few months we'll be mesmerized. The new trailer is full of special effects. MGM and director Cary Joji Fukunaga (director and executive producer of True Detective) have hired an impressive VFX team: DNEG, Framestore, ILM, Cinesite, Blind LTD, Territory Studio and TPO VFX. This impressive list of digital magicians ensures that Mr. Bond and the chaos that ensues look more stunning than ever. When the 007 hits theaters this November, see you there … with gloves, a mask and an ear-to-ear grin.
Laurén Alexa produces social media and entertainment Blurbage for AWN.