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No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth film in the James Bond series produced by EON Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Like several previous films, No Time To Die will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and will feature actor Daniel Craig in his fifth and final performance as James Bond.[4] The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a projected release date of 8 April 2020.[3]´


Bond no longer in active service lives in Jamaica. His quiet life is disrupt when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA appears asking for help. The old secret agent will embark in a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, then leading him onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.[5]



Pre-production on No Time To Die has reportedly started with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing the film. In July of 2016 Barbara Broccoli mentioned No Time To Die would likely be released in 2018.[6] On June 9th 2017, the film was said to be released in 2019 if shooting begins next year. [7] Speculation ended on July 24th 2017 with an official announcement that No Time To Die's intended US release date would be November 8th 2019 with traditional earlier releases in the UK etc.[8] Consistent with previous 007 titles including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre, the UK release date is later confirmed to be October 25th, 2019.[9]

On 14th March 2018, British director Danny Boyle confirmed plans to handle directorial duties for No Time To Die, during a screening of the filmmaker's 2018 television series Trust. Boyle confirmed that collaborative partner, John Hodge, is "currently expanding an idea the pair had for 007 into a script."[10] Boyle previously directed Happy & Glorious, a short film starring Daniel Craig as 007, produced by the BBC as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. The news was subsequently officially confirmed by MGM,[9] with production officially set to begin on December 3rd, 2018.[9] However, on 21st August 2018 it was announced Boyle had pulled out due to "creative differences"[11].

On 14th September 2018, reports emerged that veteran writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were rehired to produce a new script for No Time To Die[12]. On 20th September 2018, it was officially announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga was confirmed to direct No Time To Die, taking over from Boyle. It was also announced that the film's release date would be pushed back to 14th February 2020, with filming commencing on 19 March 2019.[1][13] On February 15, 2019, it was announced that the release date was again pushed back to 8 April 2020 in order to give Fukunaga more time.[3]

On 20 August 2019, the title of Bond 25 was revealed to be No Time to Die.[14]


Following the 2015 release of Spectre, Sony Pictures Entertainment's four-film contract to market and distribute the James Bond films officially expired.[15] While MGM and EON Productions are the studios responsible for producing the 007 movies neither of them is a distributor; hence necessitating a partnership with another studio that has that ability. Reportedly, Sony, Warner Bros, Annapurna, Fox and Universal are all pursuing distribution rights to the franchise, valued at between $2bn and $5bn (£1.5bn-£3.8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter.[16][17] Notably, MGM and EON are only offering a one-film contract to the victor.[15] On 23rd May 2018, it was confirmed that Universal Pictures had won the rights to internationally distribute No Time To Die, with MGM releasing the film in the United States through a partnership with Annapurna Pictures.[2][2]

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  • On June 20th 2019, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer confirmed that the Aston Martin V8 will make another appearance sporting the same registration it had in The Living Daylights 32 years prior.


On set with Bond 25 Jamaica

On set with Bond 25 Jamaica

On set with Bond 25: Jamaica


  • In April 2017 Barbara Broccoli mentioned that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade had drafted Bond 25 and were ready to write a script.[24] On July 24 2017, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were officially announced to be returning, along with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.[8] Later in May 2018, it was confirmed that the film will be directed by Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle from an original screenplay by John Hodge.[9] However, it was later revealed on the Bond 25 Twitter page that Danny Boyle had left the project due to 'creative differences'.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Universal Wins International Rights to James Bond 25", Variety, May 23rd 2018. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 McNary, Dave. "Bond 25 Moved Back Two Months to April 2020", Variety, 15 February 2019. Retrieved on 15 February 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ellis-Petersen, Hannah. "Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again", The Guardian, August 16 2017. Retrieved on 4 September 2017. 
  5. 25/4/19 — Bond 25 Start of Production - Filming gets underway on new 007 adventure
  8. 8.0 8.1 "BOND 25 ANNOUNCEMENT - James Bond to return in 2019",, July 24 2017. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "James Bond on Twitter"Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  10. "Danny Boyle confirms he is directing ‘James Bond 25,’ will shoot at the end of the year", Metro, March 14, 2018. 
  11. [1]James Bond: Danny Boyle pulls out of directing next film
  12. [2]Veteran 007 writers Purvis and Wade rehired to salvage Bond 25
  13. Chu, Henry. "Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct New James Bond Film", Variety, September 20, 2018. Retrieved on September 20, 2018. 
  14. Bond, James (2019-08-20). Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 (en).
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Five Studios’ Mission: Winning the Distribution Rights to James Bond", New York Times, April 20th 2017. 
  16. "The Stakes Behind The James Bond Rights Auction As Warner Bros And Others Try To Win 007’s Loyalties From Sony", Deadline, 7 May 2016. 
  17. "New James Bond Movie Sets 2019 Release Date, But Not Much Else", Deadline, July 24, 2017. 
  18. 4/4/17 — — James Bond star Daniel Craig is ‘ready to do a final Bond’ after being persuaded by producer Barbara Broccoli
  19. Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond for Bond 25
  20. "Christoph Waltz Isn't Returning for Bond 25". Screen Rant. 2017-10-28. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  21. 25/4/19 — Bond 25 Start of Production - Filming gets underway on new 007 adventure
  22. 25/4/19 — Bond 25 Start of Production - Filming gets underway on new 007 adventure
  23. 25/4/19 — IMDb credit listing — Ana de Armas profile at IMDb
  24. 4/4/17 — — James Bond star Daniel Craig is ‘ready to do a final Bond’ after being persuaded by producer Barbara Broccoli
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