The official trailer for Bond 25, called No Time to Die, has landed, and Bond’s back to doing Bond things. More specifically, Daniel Craig’s back for one last mission hunting down villains, jumping off bridges, and — the moment where I thought “That’s it, I definitely want to see this one” — doing donuts in the signature Aston Martin DB5. With gatling guns in the headlights swiss-cheesing said villains with a hail of bullets.
There are cool cars, which the DB5 is, then there’s having freaking miniguns just a button press away. That and all the other action in the two-and-a-half minute trailer looks like the latest Bond film will be a pretty awesome ride.
Here’s how the trailer’s blurb sums things up:
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
New and familiar faces
The film picks up where 2015’s Spectre leaves off. To that end, many familiar faces return to the fold, including Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Léa Seydoux as Spectre‘s Bond girl Madeleine Swann and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, among others. Rami Malek is the evil antagonist Safin, a catalyst for some of the darkest and most intense action and dialogue we’ve seen in a Bond movie.
Then there are the cars. Apart from the staple DB5, the original V8 Vantage, the hyper-modern DBS Superleggera and the Valhalla also make an appearance. We also see the 2020 Land Rover Defender, as that one was teased on the set a few months back.
No Time to Die is in post-production now, and is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on April 8, 2020. The budget was reportedly set at $250 million for this movie, making it the franchise’s most expensive film to date. Hopefully, that means it will also be one of the most spectacular.