The next long-awaited new James Bond film finally has a title. No Time to Die will be released in April 2020, producers announced on Tuesday, August 20th, according to Reuters.
A brief post on the official 007 Twitter account stated: “Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on April 3rd 2020 and April 8th 2020 in the US.”
Previously known only as Bond 25, the film will see Daniel Craig play 007 for the fifth and final time and will also star Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek as "a mysterious villain" in the lucrative British spy franchise.
Craig confirmed in 2017 that he would return for the fifth time as secret agent 007. The new film would see Bond enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service before an old friend, Felix Leiter, from the CIA turns up asking for help, according to producers.
Bond embarks on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which puts him on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology, they added.
The film is also being shot in London, Italy and Norway, and actors reprising their roles will include Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q.
The Bond franchise is one of the movie world's most lucrative, with 2015's Spectre raking in $880 million at the box office worldwide, while Skyfall in 2012 grossed more than $1 billion globally.
No Time to Die was initially expected to arrive in movie theatres in November 2019, but that date was pushed back to 2020 after Britain's Danny Boyle pulled out as director and was replaced by American Cary Joji Fukunaga. It will be released on April 3rd in the UK and on April 8th in the US.