Rami Malek will play the antagonist named Safin in the upcoming James Bond film. No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film to be released.
On Monday, Universal released a 15-second teaser for the film. The teaser showed Daniel Craig suited up and ready for action with his new gadgets and cars. The 51-year-old actor’s first Bond film was Casino Royale in 2006. He reprised his role as 007 in Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and most recently Spectre.
Now, they have released the first official trailer for the film. The official synopsis of the film reads: “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.”
Rami Malek’s character is also introduced in the trailer. He is shown talking to James Bond at the very end and says, “James Bond. License to kill. History of violence. I could be speaking to my own reflection. Only your skills die with your body. Mine will survive long after I’m gone.” The audience then gets a close up at Malek’s scarred face.
The Egyptian actor was unsure about playing the Bond villain at first. He explained to Daily Mirror that he requested his role wouldn’t involve him playing a religious fundamentalist or portray terrorism by a person who speaks Arabic. Malek discussed the details of the role he was offered, with the film’s director, Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Revealing, “I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’.”
Explaining further, “But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist. It’s another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with.”
Furthermore, actor Daniel Craig confirmed recently that No Time To Die will be his last Bond film. After being asked if he was going to continue his role as the famous spy, he told Express, “In the future, someone else has to do it. For god’s sake, no. I want to come home, eat something and then go to bed.”
Watch the full trailer below:
No Time To Die will release in April 2020.
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