If you missed it in IMAX the first time around, there is good news surrounding MGM and EON’s most recent James Bond movie! According to an exclusive report from Deadline, Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, No Time to Die, will be re-released in IMAX theaters nationwide on Friday, January 21st to celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond. Select No Time to Die IMAX screenings will also show a Q&A event with Daniel Craig, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli before the movie.
No Time to Die left theaters not too long ago. Despite being filmed well before 2021, the movie suffered several delays. It was intended to be released in November 2019, but due to a change of director and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie was finally released in September 2021 in the United Kingdom and October 2021 in the United States.
Although fans were not pleased with the delays, it ultimately helped No Time to Die secure a more profitable box office gross—the movie earned over $160 million in the U.S. and $774 million worldwide. The re-release of No Time to Die for IMAX will undoubtedly help the film reach a few extra dollars.
However, the re-release also gives fans of the Bond franchise a chance to see the movie as it was intended to be seen. No Time to Die was the first Bond movie to be shot with IMAX cameras. In doing so, the film features immersive and breathtaking visuals and action sequences.
The director of No Time to Die, Cary Joji Fukunaga, spoke about his excitement in using IMAX cameras and what makes them so special for the movie and moviegoers, stating:
Shooting on 15 perf – IMAX film is the pinnacle of large format filmmaking – there is nothing out there to compare it to, not even the highest resolution digital cameras can render the color detail and breadth of those massive negative frames; I was excited beyond belief to be the first Bond director to work with these cameras and honored we could give Daniel’s 5th Bond the sendoff he deserved, and audiences the maximum theatrical ride.
If you missed it in IMAX the first time, be sure to check out the re-release of No Time to Die in IMAX, and check back in with us at The Nerd Stash for more movie news!