Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming “No Time To Die” will not only be the latest James Bond film to hit screens, it’s also set to be the most expensive according to a new report.
THR has done a feature piece on two of the major actresses in the film, Lashana Lynch (“Captain Marvel”) and Ana de Armas (“Blade Runner 2049”), and in the midst of it revealed that the film’s official budget clocks in at a massive $250 million.
That puts it about on par with Disney’s FX heavy “The Lion King” remake, and ahead of the previous film “Spectre” which was cheaper by several million. That expense all comes before any marketing and promotional costs, though the franchise is famed for its sponsor tie-ins to help mitigate that expense.
The feature goes into the film’s status as the first Bond film released in the #MeToo & #TimesUp era and producer Barbara Broccoli has been vocal about the franchise’s need to evolve: “#MeToo has influenced our culture, which is a great thing, so of course it’s going to influence everything we do on Bond. The films are representative of the times they’re in.”
“No Time To Die” will open in cinemas in April.