'No Time To Die' director Cary Fukunaga won't be meddling with movie during release delay
Cary Fukunaga has said that he is 'mentally finished' with Bond movie No Time To Die, and won't be using the delay in its release to make any changes.
The Beasts Of No Nation helmsman was set to release the 25th Bond film in April this year, but the plans were postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking to Empire magazine, he said: “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.”
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The making of the movie was not without its hiccups.
After first director Danny Boyle departed the project, Fukunaga took over, only for star Daniel Craig to injure his ankle while filming in Jamaica, needing surgery in the US.
An on-set explosion at Pinewood also left a crew-member with minor injuries.
The director has suffered similar adversity, with his 2009 movie Sin Nombre.
He continued to Empire: “My first movie, Sin Nombre, 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.
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“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.’”
No Time To Die, starring Craig in his last appearance as James Bond, alongside Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, will now be released on 12 November.