This November finally sees the release of Daniel Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie No Time To Die. However, the release date is the fourth for the film, having most recently been postponed due to coronavirus. Before that Danny Boyle was the original director on Bond 25, but he ended up leaving the project over “creative differences”, with Cary Fukunaga taking over.
Back when Boyle was in charge the new Bond movie wasn’t No Time To Die.
In fact, it was a completely different script, written by Boyle’s Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge.
Rumours abounded of a new Cold War narrative with a Russian villain.
And now, No Time To Die Production Designer Mark Tildesley, who originally started work on Boyle’s Bond 25, has revealed what sets he was building for the film that never came to be.
He added: “It was definitely a good thing to do.
“Maybe another time though.
“I’m revving Barbara up to have another go with Danny.”
On Boyle and Hodge’s script, Mark admitted it featured: “Some extraordinary ideas, they just needed a little pulling together”.
In the end, Bond producers went back to regular 007 screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade’s script.
No Time To Die has turned out to be a direct sequel to 2015’s Spectre.
Christoph Waltz’s villainous Blofeld and Léa Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann are both returning for Craig’s final outing as Bond.
No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on November 12, 2020.