One of the longest-running and most memorable elements of the James Bond film franchise has been its pre-title sequence which began with 1963’s “From Russia with Love”.
From the ski jump off a cliff in “The Spy Who Loved Me” to the terrorist arms bazaar of “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the more recent helicopter loop-de-loop sequence of “Spectre” – the pre-titles piece can be the best part of the film before leading into the opening credits and the main story.
Now, the James Bond Live fan Twitter account reports that Cary Fukunaga’s “No Time To Die” will have the longest pre-title sequence of any James Bond movie yet – clocking in at a massive twenty minutes. VG, a Norwegian site, also quotes the film’s producer Michael G. Wilson as citing a twenty-minute pre-title runtime.
The Bond pre-titles credits have often fluctuated in length with Craig’s last two clocking in at around 12 minutes each. Speculation is a bunch of sequences shot around Matera (seen in the trailer with his confronting Swann about betrayal, his bridge swing, bike leap and gatling gun headlights) will form the opening sequence.
The $250 million budgeted “No Time To Die” has previously been rumored to also be one of the longest films in the series, clocking in at nearly three hours. The film opens April 2nd in the UK and April 10th in the United States. Check out some new posters below.
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