A new trailer for No Time To Die – James Bond’s 25th cinema outing – has been released online.
The two-minute 34 second video kicks off with Bond narrowly avoiding being run down by a speeding car, before jumping from a viaduct and smashing into a wall.
It shows shootouts on land, air and sea; car, motorbike and 4×4 chases; and further glimpses of the movie’s villain, Safin, played by Oscar-winning Rami Malek.
There’s also an intriguing figure wearing a Japanese Kabuki mask and firing a machine gun, and a female assailant in a black evening dress kicking a suited man in the face.
Lea Seydoux is back as Bond’s love interest Dr Madeleine Swann, and there have been reports that the couple are set to be married in No Time To Die.
Lashana Lynch will play a character called Nomi, who will take over Bond’s famous 007 agent digits.
A new poster was revealed earlier this week, showing a suave looking James Bond in full black tie, against a black and white background.
A 10-second teaser was also shared on the official James Bond Twitter account on Wednesday with plenty of action, car-chases and explosions set to the iconic 007 theme music.
The first trailer for the film came out in February amid much hype, with journalists invited to an exclusive screening of the two-minute and 32 second video in the cinema.
It’s been a long and protracted journey for the franchise’s latest instalment, which will be Daniel Craig‘s fifth and final outing in the role.
It’s four years since Spectre hit our screens, and various production issues – including an unexpected change of director and a global pandemic – have pushed the release of No Time To Die back to November.
After Danny Boyle walked away from the film in 2018 due to “creative differences”, True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga stepped in to replace him.
Another new addition to the production team who has caused much excitement is Phoebe Waller-Bridge .
The Fleabag creator was personally approached by Craig in the hope that she could add humour to the script and help make Bond more relevant in the #MeToo era.
Filming has taken place in locations including Italy, Jamaica, Norway and London, as well as in the slightly less glamorous environs of Pinewood Studios near Slough.
Earlier this year, director Fukunaga told Empire Magazine that despite the delay in getting to screen, he hasn’t changed the movie during the extra production time, saying he has already “mentally and emotionally” finished the film ahead of lockdown.
While coronavirus has meant most major releases over the last six months have premiered on streaming services, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet became the first big release to open in cinemas this month.
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It seems likely that No Time To Die will follow in its footsteps, with a socially distanced opening in venues worldwide.
The film industry will be hoping the long-awaited release will provide a boost to venues, which have been struggling due to lockdown and the delayed release of many big box office movies over the summer.
No Time To Die is out on 12 November 2020