Daniel Craig starrer No Time to Die becomes the most expensive bond film. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming film!
The Daniel- Craig-led James Bond movies became increasingly expensive with each new entry. While Casino Royale was made in $150 million, for both Quantum of Solace and Skyfall the makers spent $200 million. But, Spectre settled at $245 million.
- What makes the film this expensive?
- Here’s more on the film’s production: setbacks that the film overcame.
- Does this enormous budget make it the most expensive movie ever made?
- The size of the budget for previous James Bond films
- The plot of No Time To Die
- The cast of the film: which actors will star in the latest slice of the franchise?
- When will No Time To Die premiere?
- How will global pandemic affect the film’s profits?
Even though the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise has experienced quite a lot of highs and lows while filming, Daniel Craig is all set to grace screens in his fifth stint as the spy, later this year. Before this, he appeared as James Bond in hits like Skyfall, Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace , and Spectre.
As per reports, No Time to Die came with a $250 million price tag, which outpaced 2015’s Spectre’s budget by $5 million. It is said that the budget of No Time To Die would have been £47million more, but thanks to a tax scheme aimed at encouraging filmmaking at UK-based studios, the amount was excused.
What makes the film this expensive?
No specific reasons were disclosed to justify the cost of the upcoming Bond film as such. But one could potentially consider that Craig might have received a heftier paycheck, not only because it’s his fifth time as James Bond, but also as an incentive for returning in the role of the well-dressed spy one more time.
Here’s more on the film’s production: setbacks that the film overcame
For starters, we can’t forget how troubled No Time to Die’s production has been. From Daniel Craig injuring his ankle to a crew member being injured by a controlled explosion, the film has had its fair share of setbacks that have led to complications and inevitable delays. When Craig, 52, injured his ankle on the set, the filming was delayed by four or more months. And when you consider these unforeseen mishaps, you can count more money being spent to help keep things running as smoothly as possible. Also, in 2018, director Danny Boyle had quit over the script and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga.
Does this enormous budget make it the most expensive movie ever made?
Even though No Time to Die ranks as the most expensive James Bond movie yet, it doesn’t come anywhere close to being one of the most expensive films ever made.
In fact, it doesn’t even crack the top 10. It does, however, share the 15th spot with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the Lion King remake. For those who are wondering, the most expensive movie ever made is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with a $379 million budget.
The size of the budget for previous James Bond films
The Daniel Craig led James Bond movies became increasingly expensive with each new entry. While Casino Royale was made with a budget of $150 million, for both Quantum of Solace and Skyfall makers spent $200 million. But, Spectre settled at $245 million. Since the 25th instalment of the franchise will also be the last time we see Daniel Craig as James Bond, you can’t really blame the filmmakers for wanting to end his tenure with a bang!!
The plot of upcoming No Time to Die
In the initial part of No Time To Die , viewers will witness James Bond retiring from the spy life.
But soon, he is thrust back into action at the behest of his friend and brother from Langley, Felix Leiter, in a quest to help find an abducted scientist. This mission leads James Bond on a trail following which he faces a mysterious villain armed with dangerous technology.
The Cast of the film: which actors will star in latest slice of the franchise?
Along with Daniel Craig and Jeffrey Wright reprising their respective roles, No Time to Die will see Ralph Fiennes’ M, Naomie Harris’ Eve Moneypenny, Léa Seydoux’s Dr Madeleine Swann, Rory Kinnear’s Bill Tanner, and Ben Whishaw’s Q, reprising their roles. With that, the film will also feature a few new characters played by Rami Malek (Safin the main antagonist), Ana de Armas (Paloma), Lashana Lynch (Nomi), and David Dencik (Waldo).
When will No Time To Die premiere?
Initially, the Daniel Craig starrer, No Time To Die , was set to open in theatres in April but was later moved to November. The delay in release was the result of the coronavirus lockdown leading to the shutting down of theatres across the country and in most parts of the world.
As concern over the pandemic soared, producers decided to shift the release of the film earlier this year. Moviemakers decided to shift the release from April to November, even before lockdown procedures were implemented, after carefully considering and evaluating the situation of the global theatrical marketplace.
How will the global pandemic affect the film’s profits?
If you consider its previous films, the franchise earns the most from its international market. Keeping the current situation in mind, across the globe, the coronavirus outbreak could cost the film industry as much as £4billion ($5billion). That’s because countries like Italy, South Korea, as well as Japan (which makes for the world’s fourth-largest box office market) are also facing significant numbers of cases, further suppressing film profits.
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