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No Time to Die to be the most expensive James Bond movie yet

by Sean P. Aune | November 7, 2019November 7, 2019 11:30 am EST

There are a few things you always wait for when a new James Bond movie is in the works. Things such as who will sing the theme song, who the new Bond Girls are, what car he will drive, and just how big the budget is.

The new Bond, No Time to Die, isn’t going to disappoint on that final point by any means.

In a new profile from The Hollywood Reporter about Bond Girls Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) and Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), it was revealed that the No Time to Die budget was clocking in at $250M. Keep in mind that is just for the actual filming budget and no marketing or other expenses are included in that number.

The one area where Bond films outperform all other movie productions is in brand partnerships. From car manufacturers to beer brands, they pay millions of dollars for mere seconds of screen time. That allows these films to balloon their budgets a bit as they know they have those partnerships coming in.

Still, $250M is absolutely nothing to sneeze at.

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

No Time to Die will hit theaters in the U.K. on April 3, 2020, and in the U.S. on April 8, 2020.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing