No Time to Die
No Time to Die is an upcoming spy film and the twenty-fifth instalment in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as fictional MI6 agent James Bond.It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and written by Fukunaga, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz reprise their roles from previous films, with Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch joining the cast.
Development of the film began and was confirmed in 2016. It will be the first film in the series to be internationally distributed by Universal Pictures, having acquired the rights following the expiration of Columbia Pictures’ contract after Spectre. In the United States, United Artists Releasing holds the rights. Universal will also release the film on home media domestically.
Danny Boyle was originally attached to direct and co-write the film with John Hodge; both left due to creative differences in August 2018. Fukunaga was announced as Boyle’s replacement a month later. The majority of the cast had signed on by April 2019. Principal photography lasted from April to October 2019.
No Time to Die was originally scheduled for release in April 2020, but was postponed worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now scheduled for release on 12 November in the United Kingdom and on 20 November in the United States.