Thursday, June 27, 2019

Bond 25: Rejected Title Revealed

It's been two months since the synopsis and cast of Bond 25 had been announced in Ian Fleming's Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, but there is still no title. The thing is... there was one until April 24, the day before the announcement.

Far from being Shatterhand or Eclipse, the fifth Daniel Craig 007 movie was going to be titled A Reason To Die, but Universal and United Artists Releasing decided it wasn't strong enough for a James Bond film. Meanwhile, shooting of the movie continues at Pinewood Studios after shooting in Jamaica and Norway. Later this year, the production will move to Matera.

Agent 007 will drive the classic Aston Martin DB5 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage from The Living Daylights, and the Aston Martin Valhalla will aslo make an appaerance. Enjoying a retirement in Jamaica, Bond will be back in action to assist Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) on a CIA operation to rescue a kidnapped scientist from a man who can handle a dangerous technology. Léa Seydoux will return in the role of Madeleine Swann from SPECTRE, while Ana De Armas and Lashana Lynch will be the new incorporations with Oscar winner Rami Malek, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah. 

Last week, Prince Charles visited Pinewood Studio to greet Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch and Ralph Fiennes as they were shooting the scenes on M's office. The film, directed by Cary Fukunaga, will be released on April 8, 2020.

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