No Time to D... Delay: "Come on Bond, where the hell are you?"
It's the question Ralph Fiennes as 'M' asks in this trailer for the new 007 movie, which was scheduled to hit screens in November.
We can all understand why 'No Time To Die' was pushed back from its April 2020 release. Now there's been a further delay, to April 2021.
The good news for consumers keen to get their hands on the latest Bond-related swag is that the associated sponsors and partners have not delayed their launches - far from it.
Champagne House Bollinger, which has brought sparkle to 007's life since 1979's 'Moonraker', created a Special Cuvée with funky labelling (above) that's been selling well despite the lack of movie. Bollinger's Director of Champagne told us:
“In the extremely difficult times we are all facing, there is clearly a demand for escapism and indulgence in life’s luxuries, with more time spent at home as opposed to going to restaurants, so whilst we all wait in anticipation to see the movie, it gives Bond and Bollinger fans a small taste of what is to come.”
Diamonds Are Forever: Talking of sparkle, new 'Bond girl' Ana de Armas became the first Hollywood headliner for the Natural Diamond Council in this ad #ForMomentsLikeNoOther:
Meanwhile, the film's official 'phone partner (yup, really) is Nokia; this ad (below) aims to whip up the high-octane excitement of the much-anticipated release with Lashana Lynch as Agent Nomi, stymied by orders from above but 'saved by the bell' of her Nokia 8.3.
The Land Rover Defender rehearsal footage for the delayed movie included in this advert shows the new Defender performing a 30-metre jump, and being put to further extreme tests as it's driven at top speeds through swamps and rivers.
And of course, Aston Martin, purveyor of gorgeous cars for Bonds from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, continues to run rings around all comers. Its iconic DB5 is now available in an electric Junior version built at 66% scale 57 years after the original.
Watch this space
In his ninth film with OMEGA, James Bond will be equipped with his faithful Seamaster wristwatch as he follows the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous technology. Apparently actor Daniel Craig, who currently plays 007, had a hand in choosing the model; it features a mesh bracelet and a blend of silver and bronze working for classy ruggedness, and is the trusted diver’s watch of the British Navy.
Yes, yes, yes, but what about the clothes?
For the fourth consecutive year, it’s Tom Ford behind most of the clothing the action stars are sporting: “I could not be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig as James Bond again in the upcoming film, ‘No Time To Die’,” said CEO Tom Ford for the big reveal earlier this year. “James Bond epitomises the Tom Ford man in his elegance, style and love of luxury. It is an honour to move forward with this iconic character.”
For a full rundown on how and where to get the clothes and gadgets, check out the James Bond Lifestyle website.
Posted by Tree Elven on 27/10/2020
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