‘No Time To Die’ is the Longest James Bond Film Ever
It’s been confirmed that No Time To Die will be the longest James Bond film ever. The 25th Bond film comes in at a running time of 2 hours 43 minutes. This beats the now second-longest Bond film, Spectre, lasting 2 hours and 28 minutes.
No Time To Die will mark Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond after he first appeared as 007 in 2006’s Casino Royale. No Time To Die also sees Craig play the infamous spy for the fifth time.
The film has been subject to countless release delays due to the pandemic. It was set to release back in April 2020, but now No Time To Die is set to release on September, 30th 2021 (UK), and October 8th 2021 (US).
The long-awaited film will have its World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 28. The film will also be featured at this year’s Zurich Film Festival – the first Bond film to be selected for a Film Festival.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah with Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes.
No Time To Die had quite a few setbacks during production. Original Director, Danny Boyle (Yesterday), quit the film due to “creative differences” in 2018. Cary Joji Fukunaga eventually took his place in the directing chair. Fukunaga is the first American to direct a Bond film.
Craig injured his ankle during a stunt, causing filming to be delayed for a few months. Also, an explosion reportedly left a crew member injured at Pinewood Studios.
Production wrapped back in October 2019, with the film reportedly costing around £200 Million – the most expensive Bond film to date.
No Time To Die releases on September 30th in the UK and October 8th in the US.