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Would you like to watch Daniel Craig's James Bond talk in Bhojpuri? How about Gujarati? Marathi? Or Bengali? Well, thanks to the dedication of Universal Pictures' Indian division, the No Time to Die trailer — originally released in December, only in English — is now available in 10 Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and the aforementioned four. The new Bond movie isn't actually releasing in all 10 languages, only five: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The fifth is the English original, naturally. It's hilarious, as you would expect.
Directed by Emmy-winner Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die will be the twenty-fifth Bond movie overall — the fifth and final for Craig. He stars alongside Rami Malek as the new villain Safin, Léa Seydoux as Bond's returning love interest Dr. Madeleine Swann, Lashana Lynch as the new 007 Nomi, Ralph Fiennes as the MI6 head M, Naomie Harris as M's assistant Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as the MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner, Ben Whishaw as the MI6 quartermaster Q, Jeffrey Wright as CIA field officer Felix Leiter, and Christoph Waltz as the returning Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
It's been a troubled production for the 25th James Bond film, with original director Danny Boyle exiting due to creative differences in August 2018, a few months prior to start of filming. Fukunaga was hired as the new director and co-writer a month later, with series veteran writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returning to work alongside. Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum) was added to the writing team, while Craig brought in Emmy-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) to polish the script.
Owing to all that, No Time to Die's release date was pushed from November 2019 to February 2020, and then later pushed to April 2020. As has been the case for the longest time, EON Productions' Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are the producers on the new Bond movie, which is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and EON Productions. Universal Pictures is handling No Time to Die distribution outside the US, including in India.
Here's the official synopsis for No Time to Die, via Universal Pictures:
“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.”
No Time to Die is out April 2 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. Filming locations for the new Bond movie included the Faroe Islands, Italy, Jamaica, Norway, and the UK.