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Bond is back: 007 film ‘No Time to Die’ premieres in London

LONDON-James Bond film “No Time to Die” held its delayed world premiere on the most high-profile red carpet of cinema since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in London on Tuesday.

The wet weather failed to dampen the excitement as Daniel Craig, dressed in a flashy pink velvet dinner jacket, and co-stars including Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and Lee Seydoux reunited for the much-anticipated film, which cinema operators have been hoping for. That will help bring in the audience. back to pre-pandemic levels.

“No Time to Die,” the 25th Bond film, has been delayed three times since its original April 2020 slot due to movie theaters around the world closing their doors as well as imposing viewership restrictions due to the pandemic. was forced to.

The Universal Pictures and MGM film, part of one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, marks Craig’s fifth and final journey as a British secret agent, completing a 15-year stint beginning with 2006’s “Casino Royale”. fulfills.

“It’s such a huge relief. It was so important to me to celebrate with all the other cast and crew and get it to theaters and here we are,” Craig told Reuters.

“A year ago I didn’t think this was going to happen.”

Asked what he’s going to miss the most from playing 007, he said: “The People.”

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“No Time to Die,” costing an estimated $200 million to produce, helps Bond out of retirement in Jamaica to track down a new villain that Oscar-winner Malek described as “naughty (naughty). and) devious” and deadly technology.

“The hardest part was just coming up with a good story,” said director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

“I think of it as the final chapter of this one book where we (previously) met Danielle in ‘Casino Royale'[and]it’s all part of the same story.”

The film introduces 00 Agent Nomi, played by Lynch, who said: “I’m just glad it’s here and we celebrate it the way it deserves.”

no time to die - 007 Lashana Lynch (L) and Daniel Craig in a scene from ‘No Time to Die’. (Nicola Dove/Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures via AP)

“I know the world is expecting this movie,” said Seydoux, who reprises her “Spectre” role as Madeleine Swann.

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no time to die - 007 Lee Seydoux in a scene from “No Time to Die”. (Nicola Dove/Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures via AP)

Expectations are high since the last two Bond films, 2015’s “Spectre” and 2012’s “Skyfall,” which grossed $880 million and more than $1 billion globally.

Producer Barbara Broccoli said, “Now that theaters are open we are really happy to be supporting the industry.”

“We made this film for cinema and we want people to enjoy it.”

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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