Two days before its official Swiss theatrical release and on the same day of the world premiere in London, the new James Bond movie No Time to Die will premiere at the 17th Zurich Film Festival on Tuesday, September 28 accompanied by a retrospective of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies..
“We are extremely pleased to be one of the first in the world to show our audience the most recent Bond adventure,” says Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the ZFF.
No Time to Die by the American director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) is the 25th movie in the James Bond franchise. As well as being the fifth and last time Daniel Craig plays the title role, it also marks a debut moment for Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge as the movie’s co-writer. This much can be revealed about the as always highly secret plot: James Bond has just retired to Jamaica when he is approached by his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright). Enlisted to rescue a kidnapped scientist, 007 must now track down the villainous Safin.
Safin is played by Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for his role as Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Although Malek replaces Christoph Waltz as Bond’s arch-enemy, Waltz still makes an appearance in the new film. Other familiar faces include Léa Seydoux, who returns as Madeleine Swann, Ralph Fiennes, who embodies Bond’s superior M, Ben Whishaw as the tinkerer Q and Naomie Harris as the secretary Eve Moneypenny.
Universal Pictures International Switzerland will release No Time to Die in Swiss cinemas two days after the premiere at ZFF, on September 30, 2021.
Watch the official trailer for No Time to Die.