The 'James Bond: No Time To Die' trailer has just dropped

The 'James Bond: No Time To Die' trailer has just dropped

The official trailer for No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig as the eponymous spy, has just dropped on social media.

The adrenaline-fuelled trailer shows Bond alongside old faces, such as Miss Moneypenny, M, and Q, as well as the enigmatic young villain wearing a Phantom of the Opera-inspired mask, played by Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek.

Have a look at the explosive trailer for Daniel Craig's final outing as 007: 

Alongside Craig and Malek, Ralph Fiennes stars as M, with Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Ben Whishaw as Q, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, and Christoph Waltz as Blofeld, with Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch playing characters named Paloma and Nomi respectively.

Per IndieWire, MGM's official synopsis states: "Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."

Commenting on the upcoming movie in an interview with BBC News, director Cary Joji Fukunaga stated: "It has been an incredible honor, but it's also just been really hard. This was a very ambitious script for the time we had. I got the role in the middle of doing press for Maniac, so I was doing interviews like this while trying to process the enormous excitement but also the responsibility of taking on this project."

An image of Rami Malek. Credit: PA Images

He continued: "I was very aware that with Daniel's departure, I had to get a script going and production going in a very short space of time. The lack of time was a sort of impetus for the pressure. It was like a very hot flame under our ass!"

An image of Daniel Craig. Credit: PA Images

Fukunaga, who took over the project after original director Danny Boyle left, added: "I like to think of this as picking up from all the stories, from Casino [Royale] all the way through," he says. "And those who are fans will appreciate the layers that exist there, but I also think for new audiences, people who have never seen any of the films before, younger audiences, it's strong enough that they can get involved."

The 25th movie in the world's most popular spy franchise is set to be released in April 2020.