Daniel Craig isn’t happy with fans claiming that his latest (and last) James Bond film “No Time To Die” is cursed following endless production delays, several injuries, and now MGM has pushed back its release date to November, resulting in a $50 million loss for the studio.
It’s been five years since the last film “Spectre,” and from what’s been gathered, the reason why fans weren’t treated to a follow-up flick sooner was simply down to the many issues that were arising behind the scenes.
Danny Boyle was initially hired to direct the latest installment but after sharing many creative differences with the team – including Daniel Craig – he walked away from the project in 2018, subsequently leaving “No Time To Die” without a director to helm its production.
Things were looking bad since the studio still hadn’t finalized on a script after losing Boyle, and filming was set to commence just three months later. A new group of writers gathered to work on the FIFTH screenplay, which took longer than expected given that Craig also had to give his approval.
Cary Fukunaga was later announced as the new director.
But once the script had been finalized and production had commenced Craig injured his ankle on set and was ordered by his doctor to rest for a few weeks before returning to work, causing the release date for the film to be pushed back.
And, of course, while “No Time To Die” was expected to hit cinemas in April, it was later announced that due to the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, the motion picture had now been given a new release date – November 21.
It wouldn’t be hard for fans to believe that the motion picture could be cursed.
The drama that came with putting together the film saw Craig lose his temper during crucial meetings with studio executives, but the actor tells GQ that his passion for the project meant he wanted to deliver his absolute best since this was also the last time Craig would play the famous character.
While the British actor apologized to his crew if he ever came across as “forceful” and “probably completely rude,” the many problems concerning the development process of “NTTD” was frustrating for everyone on set.
So, in response to fans saying that “No Time To Die” is cursed, Daniel explained: “It p***es me off, because I’m just like, “Don’t curse our movie,” and, also, we’re doing our best here.”
The 52-year-old also shed light on Boyle’s departure, saying that his creative concept didn’t fit the direction of where the studio wanted to take the franchise with its 25th installment.
“Danny had ideas and the ideas didn’t work out, and that was just the way it was. I would love to have gone into this and had a script that we could shoot and it just didn’t happen.”
“No Time To Die” is now scheduled for release on November 12, but will you still be interested in seeing the movie by then?