Empire Magazine’s August 2020 Big Screen Preview Issue, features a brand new look at No Time To Die (2020), plus catches up with director/co-writer Cary Fukunaga.

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Fukunaga says he’s resisting the temptation to tinker with the film following its release date being pushed back from April to November 2020 following the out break of COVID-19.

“You could just fiddle and tweak and it doesn’t necessarily get better. For all intents and purposes, we had finished the film. I had mentally finished the film. Mentally and emotionally.”

Rami Malek in No Time To Die

Unfortunately for Fukunaga, the whole situation had a sense of déjà vu about it.

“My first movie, ‘Sin Nombre’ (2009), came out during swine flu [pandemic in 2009], and it came out in cinemas in Mexico right when the President of Mexico said, ‘Do not go to cinemas.’ So I had trauma from that experience, and as I was following the news of this, almost every day I was asking [the producers], ‘What’s the plan, guys? Because this isn’t stopping.'”

Reflecting on the reshuffle, he adds: “I don’t think anyone could have foreseen how the world came to a complete standstill, but I did think audiences would not be going to cinemas.”

*Subscriber cover designed exclusively for Empire Magazine by Timba Smith.

‘No Time To Die’ will be released by Universal Pictures in Australia on 12 November, 2020.

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