Things are moving quickly for Daniel Craig’s fifth outing as secret agent James Bond in the upcoming Bond film No Time To Die….and this one is set to promise plenty of amazing narrative set pieces.
Along with Craig’s return, and the direction of Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time To Die is also incredibly exciting for the involvement of Oscar winner Rami Malek who is taking on the role of the film’s lead villain.
And now finally we can confirm the name of Malik’s new villain as Safin.
In a new interview with Empire, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli described Safin as “the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work”.
While we’re yet to see any kind of imagery as to Safin’s physical appearance, the mere notion of Rami Malek portraying a character who is a ‘nasty piece of work’ is sure to be an exciting development for long-time Bond fans and given his incredible range as an actor this is going to be a hell of a lot fun to see come to life.
No Time To Die is shaping up to be one of 2020’s most important films, not only because of Malek’s appearance in the film as his first post Oscar winning film performance, but because it also will be the final time that Daniel Craig will portray the role of Bond, whom he first portrayed, and thoroughly reinvented, back in 2006’s Casino Royale.
Here’s the official synopsis for No Time To Die:
James Bond has left active service when his friend Felix Leiter enlists his help in the search for a missing scientist. When it becomes apparent that the scientist was abducted, Bond must confront a danger the likes of which the world has never seen before.
I can’t wait to see what will unfold when Daniel Craig’s James Bond goes head-to-head against Rami Malek’s Safin next year when No Time To Die arrives in cinemas on April 9, 2020.