No Time to Die production thread (MINOR SPOILERS ALLOWED)

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  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
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    Hahaha



  • silva13silva13 Australia
    Posts: 198
    Safin looking creepy as ever. Love the idea of him being from a large chemical/ pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately just bad timing, life imitating art.
    the green long coat that Safin is wearing, is that the same one 007 is wearing when Nomi picks him up roadside?
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    The only good thing to come out of the delay is the rumour that Dan Craig is considering a return for B26. Irreplaceable

    Could happen....

    https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/bond_23_dec18_wilson_on_craig.php3
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    echo wrote: »
    They still have time to retitle the film to:

    We Have All The Time in the World

    WHATTITW ?!?
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    Contraband wrote: »
    Hahaha



    That was the only thing that could have made up for the delay. Thank you Mr. Craig! 8-} :D
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    Burgess wrote: »
    Not that I’m happy about it, but in light of the SXSW festival cancellation I hope people understand that NTTD’s delayed release was absolutely necessary. NTTD would have unnecessarily suffered at the box office.

    +1. For those unfamiliar with SXSW, it is a huge music/movie March media event in Austin, Texas. Today’s cancellation decision is huge, and it makes EON look decisive in making a very hard and early decision that enabled them to lock in IMAX screens in their preferred delayed timeline. Other studios are delaying their decision to ”wait and see” and will likely pay dearly in the pileup for postponement dates. This virus is not contained in the US. Every hour brings more bad news. Panic and fear will kill BO as badly as any mass theater closings.

  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    edited March 2020 Posts: 4,275
    EON might come out of this looking very smart. They got ahead of this and got to pick their date. Other blockbusters, if they wait too long, will be backing themselves into a corner.
    Univex wrote: »
    Contraband wrote: »
    Hahaha



    That was the only thing that could have made up for the delay. Thank you Mr. Craig! 8-} :D

    I can imagine his SNL opening monologue:

    DC: When hosting a show like this, I get very busy,. There are skits to learn, lines to memorize. I get so absorbed that I sleep here at the studio and have no time to even check my messages. I don't think I've checked in with anyone all week.

    Aidy Bryant joins him on stage...

    DC: Oh, hi Aidy. What's going on?

    AB: Daniel, I am a little concerned.

    DC: About?

    AB: I think you really ought to check your messages.

    DC: But I'm working. I'll check them after the show.

    AB: No, I think you really ought to check them right now. We all thought you were in denial all week. Now I see that you just don't know yet.

    DC: Know what?

    AB: Just go ahead.

    DC: Um, OK (Pulls out his cell phone and looks). Oh. 562 unread messages. Oh dear. 276 voice mails?

    AB: You need to look at those, Daniel.

    A look of horror appears on his face.

    DC: Oh, I see I have missed some news.
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    smitty wrote: »
    Burgess wrote: »
    Not that I’m happy about it, but in light of the SXSW festival cancellation I hope people understand that NTTD’s delayed release was absolutely necessary. NTTD would have unnecessarily suffered at the box office.

    +1. For those unfamiliar with SXSW, it is a huge music/movie March media event in Austin, Texas. Today’s cancellation decision is huge, and it makes EON look decisive in making a very hard and early decision that enabled them to lock in IMAX screens in their preferred delayed timeline. Other studios are delaying their decision to ”wait and see” and will likely pay dearly in the pileup for postponement dates. This virus is not contained in the US. Every hour brings more bad news. Panic and fear will kill BO as badly as any mass theater closings.

    Plus, NTTD got a prime Thanksgiving release. With unmatched competition through the end of the year, it’ll clean up.
  • edited March 2020 Posts: 2,531
    Trump said that America were number one on the list for most effective measures in containing Corona. :)

    Does anyone know if there's any truth to this?:

    https://www.mi6-hq.com/news/tabloids-claim-daniel-craig-may-now-be-tempted-to-a-sixth-film-200306
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 9,127
    Ooooh.
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    Hey everyone,
    Still devastated by the delay despite the good call to delay the film. My girlfriend even brought me a cheer up cheese cake. I tried to share a pic of it below. Hang on Bond fans! I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QJUUzhVKfrvi3cRe9
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    Great cake!
  • Posts: 266
    Hey everyone,
    Still devastated by the delay despite the good call to delay the film. My girlfriend even brought me a cheer up cheese cake. I tried to share a pic of it below. Hang on Bond fans! I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QJUUzhVKfrvi3cRe9

    That’s awesome.

  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    edited March 2020 Posts: 15,534
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    Well nothing I can say so see you all in April
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    Agent7F wrote: »
    Well nothing I can say so see you all in April

    Nothing to see in April unfortunately
  • Posts: 725
    Hey everyone,
    Still devastated by the delay despite the good call to delay the film. My girlfriend even brought me a cheer up cheese cake. I tried to share a pic of it below. Hang on Bond fans! I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QJUUzhVKfrvi3cRe9

    Oh man, I wish I could get that cake. Love cheesecake. Bet it was delicious. That’s one wonderful girlfriend.

  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 11,516
    ggl007 wrote: »
    Anybody?

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    Stop! I'm spending too much $$$ on magazines! ;) This is less than half of what I've got...:

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    Cheers, @ggl007
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,172
    I wonder if all these magazines will hype NTTD again in 6 month... Double the hype, double the excitement!

    Though they won't really have new material to show.
  • cwl007cwl007 England
    Posts: 552
    You have the Empire subscriber edition and the off the shelf one. Love it, that's proper dedication. I lap up everything too, us Bond fans are The stuff of marketing peoples dream's.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 2,476
    QBranch wrote: »
    ggl007 wrote: »
    Anybody?

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    Stop! I'm spending too much $$$ on magazines! ;) This is less than half of what I've got...:

    Cheers, @ggl007
    Now, we'll have to buy March's ones and October's ones... Maybe Eliot Carver is behind all this...

    :-O :D
  • edited March 2020 Posts: 4,778
    Received an Amazon notification about the soundtrack today. It's still listed for a march 27th release. I doubt it, but make of that what you will.

    Oh, and the other day, at the station Montparnasse in Paris, the Swatch shop hyped the upcoming movie with a display of Bond watches. Guess they didn't get the memo either.
  • DonnyDB5DonnyDB5 Buffalo, New York
    Posts: 1,747
    I preordered that really nice coffee table BTS book. That too is slated for an April release.
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    DonnyDB5 wrote: »
    I preordered that really nice coffee table BTS book. That too is slated for an April release.

    That's definitely being delayed - the author of it confirmed this.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,334
    Gerard wrote: »
    Received an Amazon notification about the soundtrack today. It's still listed for a march 27th release. I doubt it, but make of that what you will.

    Selfishly I do hope they do delay it: I don’t want to know it off by heart by the time I see the film! :)
  • Boyle had ‘madcap’ ‘extraordinary’ ideas
    A Danny Boyle Bond film would have been INSANE! I think we can all agree that Craig coming back one more time and doing a standalone Bond film with Boyle would be a great thing.
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    Lashana Lynch is in VOGUE UK
    https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/lashana-lynch-james-bond-interview?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1583516179

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    Lashana Lynch Is The Bond Star We’ve Been Waiting For

    BY ELLIE AUSTIN

    6 MARCH 2020

    The 25th Bond film’s release may have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but Lashana Lynch is ready to cause a stir in Her Majesty’s Secret Service when the film finally hits theatres in November. Ellie Austin meets the warm, wise and whip-smart star.

    Just over a year ago, Lashana Lynch received a phone call from Barbara Broccoli, the celebrated film producer best known for the James Bond franchise. The call wasn’t completely out of the blue – Lynch had recently finished a play that Broccoli had produced, Ear for Eye, at London’s Royal Court theatre – but its specific purpose was cloaked in mystery.

    “Barbara said she was interested in me taping for an unidentified project,” says Lynch, her lips creeping into a knowing grin. “I sent a tape in and then I didn’t hear anything for months. Eventually I got invited to a meeting and realised that it was definitely No Time to Die, but I still didn’t know whether I was being considered for a walk-on part or a lead character.”

    It was, of course, the latter, and Lynch, 32, was cast as Nomi, a sophisticated and fiercely capable secret agent who inherits the “00” (licence to kill) designation while Bond is in self-imposed exile in Jamaica.

    “The world’s moved on, Commander Bond,” purrs Nomi when Daniel Craig’s James returns to find that he has been replaced by – shock horror – a woman. But the story that played out online when the film’s trailer dropped at the end of last year suggested otherwise, with some Bond fans taking to social media to lambast the idea that a black woman could be the next 007 as political correctness gone mad. Did their response surprise her?

    “I think it comes with playing positions of power on screen,” Lynch says matter-of-factly when we meet in a hotel restaurant on an icy New York morning. “No one likes change, particularly a small amount of white people who have a lot to say about the black experience. But none of that has anything to do with me personally. It could have been another black woman cast and the comments would have been the same.”

    Dressed all in black (knitted dress, trainers, baker boy hat), Lynch is decidedly unstarry – a couple of times during our conversation she breaks out, unannounced, into an upper-body robot dance. She has a smart, dry sense of humour and exudes a genuine warmth that makes you want to pour your heart out to her – “I’m a hugger,” she says, enveloping me at the end of our chat.

    It’s approaching lunchtime but Lynch, a pescatarian, isn’t feeling great and doesn’t think “that anything needs to go in my stomach. Sorry, I’m very TMI.”

    Yet for all her openness, there’s a steeliness, too. Ask a question that she doesn’t want to answer (she won’t, for example, talk about her personal life) and she politely but very firmly steers the conversation in a different direction.

    It’s her no-nonsense mother and grandmother who Lynch credits with shaping her own frank approach to life, as well as the fact that the headteachers of her primary, secondary and drama schools were all women. “I had really good examples of what I was able to do, not what my barriers were.” When she began acting, she says, “It didn’t make sense to me when you hear of people having a hard time casting a woman in a specific role or struggling to communicate with someone because she’s a feminist. My experience had just been open and female and wonderful.”

    The youngest of three siblings born to Jamaican parents in west London (her mum was a senior housing officer, her dad a social worker), Lynch “only felt British outside the house”. The rest of the time it was “Jamaican language, food and discipline, which is direct but calm”. She enjoyed school, especially sport (“I can be quite feisty on the netball court”), but remembers grappling with her appearance.

    “Hair was a massive factor,” she says. “I’ve always had natural hair, which is a big deal for a black girl… I used to do canerows and curls, which was wonderful at the time, but in retrospect, you realise you’re trying to channel someone other than yourself.”

    It was at primary school that Lynch decided she wanted to act, took part in all the school plays and then enrolled at the Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick. Her break came in 2012, when she made her big-screen debut in Fast Girls, a feel-good British film about a female sprint relay team training for the World Championships. She went on to audition for Black Panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming before landing the role of Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel – the first female-led Marvel film in the franchise – opposite Brie Larson.

    And now, in its 25th release, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, she is poised to revolutionise Bond, too. The film will remain shrouded in mystery a little longer, with the recent announcement that its release has been pushed back from April to November (a move designed to safeguard its box office from the coronavirus outbreak that has been disrupting cinema attendance, especially in the film’s key market of China). What we do know is that No Time to Die is confirmed as Craig’s last outing as the world’s most famous spy - at the time of writing, a successor is yet to be announced. Some believe Lynch will be integral to the future of the franchise. Others suggest her “00” prefix is a gimmicky concession to those who have lobbied for a female Bond. She knows better than to tackle this head on. “I feel very grateful to experience this conversation happening around me. But regardless of what’s being said, people still like to be surprised in the cinema.”

    Would she ever accept the opportunity to become the first female Bond if it was offered to her? “I don’t know,” she replies with a melodic, London twang. “It would depend on a lot of things. Nomi represents one thing in this movie, but if she was going to represent more down the line, I would want to talk about the black female experience to the high heavens, and I don’t know if people are ready for that.”

    Once, during filming, Lashana spoke with Broccoli about why the producer had thought of her for the role of Nomi. Lynch recalls Barbara telling her, “‘Bond is an older white guy who has a certain opinion of the world and who maybe hasn’t had an experience of black women in this capacity. Then this black woman comes along and teaches him things.’ It blew my mind that Barbara was ready to say that so frankly, and was willing to insert that kind of relationship into a Bond film.”

    The vision for her character was at the top of the agenda when Lynch sat down with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was hired by Broccoli and Craig to add some of her characteristic, offbeat humour to the film’s script. “I told Phoebe I wanted to represent a woman who was going through real issues,” says Lynch. “If the character has just broken up with her boyfriend, I want people to see that but know she’s turned up to work and is going to do the best job possible. I had an idea where Nomi could be on her period at one point. Phoebe said, ‘Let’s write it.’ There are moments with the women in the film where you think, ‘You’re dealing with so much right now, but you’re still being badass.’ I think that’s what it means to be a woman in 2020.”

    Lynch won’t be drawn on what it was like working with Craig, other than to say it was a “beautiful” experience. “He brought everything that I needed,” she says. “I didn’t need to work on carving out a connection with him.”

    Lynch took her mum to watch Craig film his “emotional” final scene as Bond. “It felt like such a momentous moment,” she reflects. “People’s whole lives can change in the time it takes to shoot one movie, so for him to have done five is a massive deal. It’s been years of his life. But he was so graceful. He did a 20-second speech and then said [she puts on a low, gravelly voice], ‘Barbara, you say something.’ That’s him all over.”

    The wrap party was as dazzling as you’d expect. “It was at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden and it was massive and glamorous and shiny and moody. Everyone was holding a martini glass. I never really have martinis, but I was going to have one that night!”

    Although Lynch now finds herself based in America for months at a time, home is still London, and she has recently bought her own place. “I’m a granny at heart, so everything is very calm,” she laughs. “I’m a candle, incense, poetry-book kind of person and I spend a lot of time on video calls with my friends and family.”

    For all her excitement at the hype surrounding the film, Lynch is adamant that the progress reflected in its casting and portrayal of complex characters such as Nomi shouldn’t be seen as a sign that Hollywood has solved its diversity problem. “I’m really aware of cinema becoming reliant on one project and I don’t want No Time to Die to be that project,” she says firmly. “Nothing has been completed yet.”

    As we say our goodbyes, I ask what completion would look like? “When no one reacts to there being a black lead in a film,” she says. “While I’m glad that these milestones are celebrated, the fact that they are means they’re still delicate and difficult for people to digest. We need to reverse where we are, which is, ‘Don’t cast that person or finance that movie because it might be a little too forward for where we are in the world right now.’ If we force the change, people will have to get used to it.”
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
    edited March 2020 Posts: 303
    As a woman, the period thing is too much. It's too obvious. Too shoehorned in. We get it. We have periods. We have them roughly every 28 days. Men don't but they sure as hell know about them. It's a natural bodily process. We don't need to draw all this attention to it. It is what it is. It's nothing special and no one gives a flying... you fill in the rest. A Bond movie isn't an education on menstruation and I really can't imagine a female 00 being that invested in it either.

    I really hope that it was just written and didn't make the final cut.

    Frustrating.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,334
    Stunning photos!
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 6,465
    I hope Lynch doesn't become a screenwriter at any point in her career. It sounds like it would be about as subtle as a brick through a plate glass window.
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