No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga reveals why he chose to veer outside independent film and direct an entry into the James Bond franchise.
No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga reveals why he connects to Daniel Craig’s James Bond the most. Taking over from Sam Mendes who helmed the last two films, Spectre and Skyfall, Fukunaga will be the fourth director of the Craig era of James Bond. Fukunaga gained recognition in 2009 for writing and directing his first feature film, Sin Nombre, followed by his 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre. In 2015, he made the acclaimed war drama Beasts of No Nation for Netflix.
Fukunaga’s next project, the 25th James Bond film titled No Time to Die, will undoubtedly be his biggest to date. Daniel Craig stars as James Bond for a fifth and final time alongside Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear, who all reprise their roles from the previous film. Rami Malek joins the cast as the primary antagonist, a terrorist leader named Lyutsifer Safin. Ana de Armas debuts as Paloma, a CIA agent who plays a key role in Bond’s latest mission. Lashana Lynch stars as Nomi, an MI6 agent who is assigned the 007 number during Bond’s brief retirement.