Everything We Know About James Bond’s No Time to Die

Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in No Time to Die (2020).
Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond in No Time to Die (2020).
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Daniel Craig is back for one more go-around as the world’s most famous MI6 secret agent in No Time to Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond movie series. When a scientist goes missing, CIA field officer Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) asks 007—who is no longer an active agent—for some help in finding him. Bond’s search gets him entangled with a new villain (Rami Malek) who has access to a state-of-the-art technology that poses a global danger.

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen

  • In September 2018 it was announced that Cary Joji Fukunaga—who is best known for his work as director on season 1 of True Detective and the Golden Globe-nominated Beasts of No Nation—would direct the 25th installment in the James Bond franchise. He is the first American director to take the helm on a Bond movie.
  • In April 2019 it was announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge—the Emmy-winning creator and star of Fleabag (who also developed and wrote the first season of Killing Eve)—was brought in to do a polish of the No Time to Die script specifically at the request of Daniel Craig. According to the Observer, Craig was most interested bringing Waller-Bridge’s “wit and quirkiness” to the project.
  • Though Roger Moore and Sean Connery each starred in seven films as James Bond, Daniel Craig—who is expected to retire his license to kill following No Time to Die—has actually had the longest tenure playing James Bond. He made his debut in the role with 2006’s Casino Royale, meaning he’ll have been playing the super spy for 14 years when the newest film is released.


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  • Though little has been revealed about the plot of the film, longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli did confirm that Bond will not be on active service. And that No Time to Die will see 007 “enjoying himself” in Jamaica versus being on a mission.
  • Though the bulk of the film was shot in London and Jamaica, production also shot in Norway and Italy.

MGM will release No Time to Die on April 8, 2020.

Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals on Tablets, Wireless Headphones, Kitchen Appliances, and More

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The World’s Favorite Christmas Movies, Mapped

Will Ferrell in Elf (2003).
Will Ferrell in Elf (2003).
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The start of the holiday season means it’s time to recommence the annual debate over which Christmas movies are the best. If you’re discussing the matter with a friend from France or Brazil, they might be arguing hard for Gremlins, the 1984 cult classic that may or may not actually be a Christmas movie. India, on the other hand, is home to many fans of 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Those trends come from a new study by broadband experts at UK-based online comparison site money.co.uk. Basically, they analyzed Google search data for 30 Christmas movies across 18 countries to see how holiday viewership differs from nation to nation. All the films included in the study are relatively mainstream, so you won’t find Rankin/Bass’s Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) anywhere on the map.

What you will find is Elf, the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell as an overlarge Santa’s helper navigating Manhattan. Considering that the film is the apparent favorite of viewers in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa, it seems that Ferrell’s absurdist humor isn’t just funny to U.S. residents. Love Actually (2003) also ranked first in five countries, including England, Spain, and Norway. But neither Love Actually nor Elf clinched the top spot in the U.S. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) did, with an average monthly search volume of nearly 3.7 million.

The search data used in the study is from October through December of last year, which might explain why Last Christmas landed in first place in Germany. The romantic comedy, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, premiered in 2019 to generally poor reviews, so it’s possible that Germans won’t be Googling it quite so often this year.

See the map below, and learn more about the survey here.

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