A giant clip has given hope to film professionals gathered in Las Vegas. For them, To die can wait could sign the big comeback of spectators in theaters.
007 alias Daniel Craig will he succeed once again in saving … world cinema hit hard by an epidemic as pernicious as it is persistent? A few weeks before the world premiere which will take place in Monaco on September 29, 2021, a long extract of the next James Bond presented on Tuesday at the CinemaCon festival in Las Vegas has stirred up professionals in the sector, who are looking for the recipes to relaunch cinema and dark rooms undermined by sanitary measures.
A nine-minute clip of To die can wait – supposed to be the last installment with Daniel Craig in the impeccable costume of Her gracious Majesty’s best agent – shows Bond regaining consciousness after an explosion in a picturesque Italian village, before embarking on a car chase of which the spy has the secret.
The plot resumes after that of Spectrum, released at the end of 2015, and casts doubt on the loyalty of Bond’s conquest, Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux. “I need to tell you something», Launches the young woman to Bond in the extract, while armed minions pretend to surround him. “I have the impression007 retorts angrily.
Professionals bet big on 007
The 25th episode of the British agent’s adventures has suffered repeated delays due to Covid-19 and will be presented in London on September 28. It will play a decisive role in bringing spectators back to cinemas.
“We know it was overdue but it was important for us to release this film at a time when fans could see James Bond the way it should: on the big screen.», Declared the head of films of the studio MGM Michael De Luca, acclaimed by the patrons of rooms meeting in Las Vegas. No reference has been made to the recent acquisition of the Hollywood studio by giant Amazon.
Traditional James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have insisted that future episodes of James Bond’s life will continue to be shown in theaters. The 007 franchise was however considered the jewel in the crown of the catalog acquired by Amazon for the sum of 8.45 billion dollars. Last year, CinemaCon, where Hollywood studios usually send cohorts of stars to flatter theater owners, had to be canceled due to the coronavirus.
Now that nearly 90% of North American theaters have reopened, professionals gathered at Caesars Palace casino are betting big on theaters to boost their revenues. “There’s only one way to build a billion dollar franchise: show the movies in theaters first.Rather than on streaming platforms, insisted Adam Aron, president of the large chain of cinemas AMC.
The official trailer for Mourir can wait (No Time to Die) by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek …