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With “Die can wait”, James Bond also has the task of saving movie theaters

Via The Associated Press

Daniel Craig, performer of Agent 007, at the premiere of Specter in Berlin, Germany, October 28, 2015

CINEMA – The new James Bond movie, “Dying Can Wait”, premiered in London this Tuesday, September 28, and this time 007’s mission is not only to save the world but also in cinemas, tested by detainees.

This is the last time Briton Daniel Craig, 53, has worn the tuxedo of Her Majesty’s most famous agent – and the name of his successor remains a mystery. For this ultimate adventure, he did not deliver. Chases, explosions, shootings… The trailer refers to an intense episode, rich in stunts and gadgets, in the pure tradition of 007.

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With a year-and-a-half delay due to the pandemic, this two-hour, 43-minute film – the longest James Bond film – will have its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, before being released in British cinemas on Thursday, then October 6 in France.

On the red carpet, producers Michael J. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Monsters Without a Nation, “True Detective”) will meet actors Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, and Lea Seydoux, as well as singer Billie Eilish who plays her. The movie’s official theme song is “No Time to Die.”

Besides these stars and Princes Charles and William, sponsors have been invited to discover the film at the prestigious Performance Hall in honor of their work during the pandemic.

Initially scheduled for March 2020, the release of this 25th episode of The Adventures of Secret Agent is eagerly awaited by fans but also by movie operators looking to fill their theaters. Specialized newspapers reported that the last part of the James Bond adventures, “Spectre”, released at the end of 2015, brought more than 880 million dollars in receipts in the world. After this film, Daniel Craig announced that he would rather “cut his veins” than play James Bond again. before stacking at the end.

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Who will take over? The mystery remains unsolved, but producer Barbara Broccoli felt the character should continue to be interpreted by a man, a topic that splits. “Women are so underrepresented” in cinema, laments Alanna McGill, a philosophy student, whom AFP met on the streets of London. According to her, “there should be more space for women and people of color in Hollywood.” For Derek Thompson, on the other hand, “it can’t be a woman.” “It’s a very symbolic role, and a very masculine role,” the 62-year-old reckoned.

In response to criticism of the sexism of some works in the series, actress and screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) was invited to improve the image of women in “Die Can Wait”.

injured animal

In this final film of Craig’s era, the character invented by writer Ian Fleming has left his Secret Service activities and is enjoying a well-deserved rest in Jamaica. The calm is 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 in action, the famous secret agent has to work with a new colleague and “disarm”, played by Briton Lashana Lynch. Before them is a mysterious enemy armed with high-tech weapons, played by American Rami Malek, the 2019 Best Actor Oscar for his interpretation of singer Freddie Mercury.

The Bond conquest since “Spectre,” psychologist Madeleine Swan, interpreted by French Léa Seydoux, seems to have things to hide.

In this adaptation, filmed exclusively in Italy and Jamaica, 007 is “a kind of wounded animal in conflict with its past as a secret agent,” director Cary Joji Fukunaga described last year in a video from Universal Pictures. According to the director, this is a “race” for James Bond, “not only to save the world but those he loves as well.”

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