James Bond bosses tease new scene from No Time To Die and insist film WILL hit cinemas in October following series of setbacks
- No Time To Die has been repeatedly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Movie theatre bosses were treated to an exclusive nine-minute clip at CinemaCon
- The film will be released in UK cinemas on September 30 and across the US on October 8
CinemaCon attendees were treated to a nine-minute action clip from upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die – as bosses insisted the release date will not be pushed back again.
Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 has been repeatedly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Yet movie theatre owners were finally treated to a look at the series’ 25th installment – which showed Bond waking from an explosion in a picturesque Italian village, before launching into a series of car and motorbike chases.
No turning back: James Bond bosses teased new scene from No Time To Die at CinemaCon and insisted the film will hit cinemas in October following series of setbacks
No Time To Die picks up after 2015’s Spectre, with the loyalty of love interest Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) now seemingly called into question.
The lengthy clip helped provide some context from the high-action bits from the trailer, which was released last month.
In the footage – described by CinemaCon attendees in Vegas – Bond is left disorientated from the explosion and attempts to call for help but is unable to reach anyone.
The MI6 spy then takes off running as he’s pursued by a menacing vehicle that attempts to strike him from behind.
Chase scenes: Movie theatre owners were finally treated to a look at the series’ 25th installment – which showed Bond in a series of car and motorbike chases.
Yet quick-thinking Bond manages to escape, swinging himself off a bridge by grabbing hold of a support cable before taking off running again.
Despite dodging imminent danger, Bond isn’t out of the woods just yet, as he’s soon taken on by a mystery motorcycle rider who attacks the spy.
Yet he’s no match for MI6’s finest, who chokes the mystery assailant with a clothes line, but not before being warned that villain Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) sends his regards, and suggests that Bond’s girlfriend, Madeleine, is a traitor.
Rushing off to see his girlfriend, Bond is later seen telling Madeleine, ‘You’re right letting go is hard,’ before angrily confronting her as she denies all claims.
The action isn’t lulled for a second, however, with the pair then forced to flee in Bond’s iconic Aston Martin as they’re pursued by yet more attackers.
Dropping another hint that she’s betrayed her lover, Madeleine receives a call from Blofeld who says, ‘Your father would be so proud of you; your sacrifice will be our glory.’
Context: The lengthy clip helped provide some context from the high-action bits from the trailer, which was released last month
As well as treating fans to the footage, MGM film chief Michael De Luca assured the crowd of movie theatre owners that they would not be postponing the film’s release, announcing: ‘I’ll cut to the chase -James Bond’s coming out in October.’
The annual CinemaCon trade show sees Hollywood studios bring glitzy stars and never-before-seen footage to a Las Vegas casino to woo theater bosses.
Bond producers also insisted that future 007 films will still appear in theaters, despite the $8.45 billion takeover deal from Amazon that was intended to boost Amazon’s streaming presence.
Femme fatale? No Time To Die picks up after 2015’s Spectre, with the loyalty of love interest Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) now seemingly called into question
Earlier this month it was announced the world premiere of No Time To Die will take place on September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
A message on the film’s official Twitter account said leading man Craig will be joined by producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and director Cary Joji Fukunaga on the red carpet.
The premiere – which will be held on a Tuesday – will come two days before the film is released in UK cinemas on Thursday September 30.
It will be released in the US on October 8.
Franchise: No Time To Die was the first major film to fall victim to the pandemic when its April 2020 release was pushed to November as the virus swept the globe
A number of Bond premieres have taken place at the famous London venue, including 2015’s Spectre where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex were in attendance.
No Time To Die was the first major film to fall victim to the pandemic when its April 2020 release was pushed to November as the virus swept the globe.
It was subsequently delayed a number of times while cinemas around the world remained shuttered.
No Time To Die also stars Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas and is directed by Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Appearance: A message on the film’s official Twitter account announced the world premiere of No Time To Die will take place on September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London
No Time To Die finds Bond having left active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright, from the CIA turns up asking for help.
Danny Boyle was originally hired to direct but stepped away from the project over ‘creative differences’.
The new release will be Craig’s final outing as the spy after landing the role for 2006’s Casino Royale. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
Since the speculation began the likes of Tom Hardy, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and even retired footballer David Beckham have been mentioned as possible replacements.
Ending: The new release will be Craig’s final outing as the spy after landing the role for 2006’s Casino Royale. He has also starred in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre
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