Bond returns to Jamaica in new images from 'No Time to Die'

Tom Beasley
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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Jamaica during 'No Time to Die'. (Credit: Instagram/007)
Daniel Craig as James Bond in Jamaica during 'No Time to Die'. (Credit: Instagram/007)

The James Bond franchise returned to the idyllic environment of Jamaica for No Time to Die — and new images provide a glimpse of the sun-baked setting.

A pair of pictures shared via the official 007 Instagram account showcase Daniel Craig soaking in the sun in his final outing as Ian Fleming’s super-spy.

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The first Bond movie, Dr No, shot most of its story in Jamaica, within touching distance of Fleming’s Goldeneye estate.

Bond production returned to Jamaica for Roger Moore’s 1973 outing Live and Let Die, with the island doubling for the fictional Caribbean nation of San Monique.

No Time to Die filmed on the island last year as part of a globe-trotting production that also visited Matera in Italy as well as, of course, Pinewood Studios in the UK.

No Time to Die will see Daniel Craig say goodbye to the role of James Bond, having played the character since 2006’s Casino Royale marked a soft reboot of the franchise.

Cary Joji Fukunaga directed the movie, replacing original filmmaker Danny Boyle, who left the project due to creative differences.

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The plot sees 007 retired from active service after the events of Spectre, until a request from his CIA buddy Felix Leiter pulls him back into the world of espionage.

Rami Malek is set to play the mysterious villain Safin, with Christoph Waltz returning to portray Bond’s archenemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Other new additions to the cast include Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch and Knives Out standout Ana de Armas.

Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig in a still from 'No Time To Die'. (Credit: Eon/Universal)
Lashana Lynch and Daniel Craig in a still from 'No Time To Die'. (Credit: Eon/Universal)

No Time to Die was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with its original April release pushed to November.

Fukunaga pledged not to alter the movie during the delay, insisting he was “mentally finished” with the film before COVID-19 scuppered the release plans.

He said: “You could just fiddle and tweak and it doesn’t necessarily get better.”

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No Time to Die is currently set to arrive in UK cinemas from 12 November, though it has been rumoured that there may be a further delay.