No Time to Die…But Plenty to Be Expensive?

No Time to Die is set to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond…and it might also be the most expensive of not only his era but any James Bond film ever. According to a recent piece made in The Hollywood Reporter, the film is reported to have cost $250 million. Despite Spectre having been rumored to cost around $300 million (Due to the third act being completely rewritten in the middle of production), the film’s actual budget was said to be $245 million, thus No Time to Die even outpaces that film’s ballooned budget.

Besides production delays, filming locations included Italy, Jamaica, Norway and London, in addition to Pinewood Studios. Rumor also flew around that Craig himself would be paid around $50 million for this particular installment after much deliberation whether he was coming back for one more film at all. Then, you have several writers who contributed to the script. The franchise’s regular go-to writing duo, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, wrote an early draft for the film before the film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga co-wrote the final script with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Waller-Bridge was noted for personally being requested by Craig to add humor and make the female characters more believable (Although Waller-Bridge defends the character should remain how he is).

No Time to Die co-stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, and Billy Magnussen.