No Time to Die will be ‘longest ever’ James Bond film after ‘chaotic’ rewrites

Film said to be over an hour longer than ‘Quantum of Solace’

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 02 February 2020 11:46 GMT
Trailer for final Daniel Craig James Bond film No Time To Die

Daniel Craig’s final Bond film is set to have have a very, very long running time.

According to reports, cinemas are being asked to carve out a three-hour slot for No Time to Die, which will be released in April.

The Mail on Sunday claims that the current edit of Cary Fukunaga’s film sits at two hours and 54 minutes following “chaotic” rewrites.

“Distributors and cinemas have to be told well in advance how long a film is so they can plan the number of daily screenings,’ the source stated.

“This film is so long because they were constantly adding pages to the script and filming went on way longer than was scheduled.

Last year, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought on board to help with the film’s screenplay.

Despite the reported “chaos”, the source added that the film is “great”.

Spectre is currently the longest Bond film, with a running time of 2 hours 28 minutes. Skyfall and Casino Royale were both three minutes shorter.

Craig’s second 007 outing, Quantum of Solace, is one of the shortest in the long-running series – its running time was one hour 46 minutes, a whole hour shorter than No Time to Die’s reported length.

A spokesman for Eon Productions declined to comment.

No Time to Die will be released on 1 April.

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