(AFP) – End of an endless wait for fans of the world’s most famous spy: delayed by the pandemic, the new James Bond, “Die can wait, “premieres in London next week, Daniel Craig’s last chance to save the planet.
Before putting his tuxedo in the closet, the British actor from 53 years will be put to the test: chases, explosions, shootings … the trailer suggests an intense episode, rich in stunts and gadgets, in the pure tradition of 06.
With a year and a half late Due to the pandemic, the film will be unveiled as a world premiere on Tuesday at the Royal Albert Hall in London, before its release in British cinemas two days later, then on October 6 in France.
On this occasion, producers Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga (“Beasts of No Nation”, “T rue Detective “) will join on the red carpet actors Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Léa Seydoux and singer Billie Eilish who performs the official song of the film, also titled” No Time To Die “.
Alongside these stars, and Princes Charles and William, caregivers were invited to discover the film in the prestigious auditorium to thank them for their work during the pandemic.
– “Injured animal” –
In In the film, the character invented by writer Ian Fleming has quit his secret service activities and is enjoying a well-deserved rest in Jamaica. A tranquility interrupted when his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, comes to ask him for help to save a scientist who has just been kidnapped.
Back to work, the most famous agent in the service of Her Majesty has to work with a new and “disarming” colleague, played by Briton Lashana Lynch. She immediately warns him: “If you block my way, I’ll put a bullet in your knee.”
Facing them, a mysterious enemy with high-tech weapons, played by the American of Egyptian origin Rami Malek, Oscar for best actor in 2019 for his interpretation of singer Freddie Mercury.
The conquest of Bond since “Specter”, the psychologist Madeleine Swann, played by the French Léa Seydoux, also seems to have things to hide.
In this opus, shot in particular in Italy and Jamaica, 06 “is a kind of wounded animal struggling with its past secret agent “, described the director Cary Joji Fukunaga last year in a video from distributor Universal Pictures.
According to the director, it’s a” race “for James Bond, “not only to save the world but those he loves.”
Actress and screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) was involved for amél Improve the representation of women in the film, a way of responding to criticism of the sexism of certain works in the franchise.
Initially scheduled for March 2020, the release of this 11 th episode of the adventures of the secret agent has been postponed several times due to the pandemic. Its release is therefore eagerly awaited by fans but also by cinema operators who seek to fill their theaters after confinement.
“We know that it was long overdue but it was important for us to release this film at a time when fans could see James Bond as it should: on the big screen, “assured last month Michael De Luca, the director of films of the studios MGM, recently acquired by Amazon for 8, 45 billion dollars (8 billion euros).
The last part of the adventures of James Bond, “Specter”, released late 2015, had reported more than 53 millions of dollars of receipts in the world, according to the specialized press.
The same year, Daniel Craig had declared that he would rather “cut his veins” than playing James Bond again.
The actor claimed in a Radio Times interview this week that it was a joke. He explained that at the time he had just finished a grueling shoot in which he broke his leg and “needed a break.”
The mystery remains on the choice of the next or the next 007.