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This afternoon.

Via James Bond on Instagram:

MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020. The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.

Too woke?

Not woke enough?

We may never know.

Oh wait, we will. It’s  the coronavirus…

James Bond Sequel ‘No Time to Die’ Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak (Variety)

Alternatively…

‘No Time To Die’ Release Date Moving To Fall In Hopes Global Theater Biz Back At Full Strength (Deadline)

007 (Instagram)

Previously: Broadsheet Trailer Park: No Time To Die

Thanks Jack Jones

This morning.

Daniel Craig launches a global challenge for creative 007 fans to produce original James Bond poster artwork ahead of the April 2020 release of No Time To Die.

Sandra Houlihan writes:

Judges from the marketing teams of MGM, Universal Pictures International and United Artists Releasing, are looking for artwork that is ‘unique, eye-catching and undeniably Bond’.

Inspired by the Daniel Craig Bond films, the work must celebrate the design legacy of the franchise and will be judged on creativity (30%), originality (30%) and overall understanding of the theme (40%).

Participants must submit their entries by 6pm on 16th January 2020, with the selected creators announced early March next year. Further information can be found online at 007.talenthouse.com

Previously: Broadsheet Trailer Park: No Time To Die

From top: Rami Malek; Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw; Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig: The ‘just dropped’ No Time To Die trailer

What you may need to know:

1. Daniel Craig has no time to die, but he does have time for one last outing as James Bond, despite cash-…sorry categorically stating that he was done with the role following the release of Spectre (2015).

2. He’s joined this time by Lashana Lynch as a fellow MI5 superspy; you may recall mass wringing of hands by the Piers Morgans of this world earlier this year, when it emerged that the role of “007” would be played by a woman. A nifty prank, but also surely a test balloon as to whether the series could and should be fronted for real by a female Bond.

3. The screenplay was co-written by in-demand Pheobe Waller-Bridge, creator (and star) of BBC sitcom Fleabag as well as espionage drama Killing Eve. Waller-Bridge was brought on board in April of this year to “polish” the script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

4. It’s directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, currently best known for his work on the first run of True Detective. You’ll remember this astonishing tracking shot he masterminded in one of the episodes. Fukunaga replaced Danny Boyle, who left following “creative differences” with long-time producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

5. You’ve also got Rami Malik in there, fresh from his Oscar winning turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), about which the less is said, the better. He plays a “megalomaniac scientist”, whose dastardly scheme apparently has an environmental angle to it. Topical.

6. I’m not entirely sold on No Time to Die. It looks fun, but more of the same: efficiently packaged stunts, explosions and suits, combined with another personal crisis for the guy to overcome. It looks fun, but fun we’ve all had a zillion times before. Well, twenty-four times before, to be exact. I can’t help thinking if this trailer was for a Danny Boyle-directed Bond film, it would have far more going for it.

7. Finally, while we’re on the subject, have a chuckle with these excellent “Bondagrams

Release: April 2020

Doug’s Verdict: Let’s have a Ron D movie instead next time.

Thanks Sandra Houlihan

Tuesday’s Guardian (top) and today’s Irish Times

*pushes ejector seat button*

Niall N writes:

Different articles….you only feel like you’ve read the same thing twice…

PS Leave Bond alone, soy boys!

FIGHT!

James Bond has always been a misogynist dinosaur. Now he has to change (Donald Clarke, Irish Times)

Time’s up for James Bond: is 007 too toxic for the #MeToo era? (Ben Child, The Guardian)

Thanks NiallN



Ah Mr Ó Sé, we’ve been expecting you.

This afternoon.

Malahide Castle, County Dublin.

Sinead Harrington writes:

Dáithí Ó Sé brought a license to thrill to the RTÉ Rose of Tralee launch when he was helicoptered into Malahide Castle to meet all 64 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this year’s 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Dáithí’s dramatic aerial entrance, courtesy of a former Rose of Tralee escort and pilot Ted Robinson, ensured that the Rose of Tralee festival started in style.

This is Dáithí’s eighth year presenting the show, proving that in his eyes Roses are forever; he and the 2017 Roses were in flying form at Malahide Castle before they began their journey to Tralee.

The festival is now in its 58th year and interviews with the final 32 Roses will be broadcast live from the festival dome in Kerry at 8pm on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August on RTÉ One with a break for the Nine O’Clock News….

FIGHT!

Meanwhile…

Lovely girls love GAA.

All Ireland rivals, from top: Niamh McElduff (Tyrone) and Maria Coughlan (Dublin), Niamh Elwood (Galway) and Chloe McGrath (Waterford).

Rollingnews

UPDATE:

Ah here.

Thanks James M Chimney