No Time To Die has become the most expensive James Bond film ever – at a cost of £200million

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NEW Bond flick No Time To Die has become the most expensive yet — at £200million.

The huge bill is revealed in accounts newly released by its production firm, B25.

The latest James Bond film No Time To Die is the most expensive yet at £200million
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The latest James Bond film No Time To Die is the most expensive yet at £200million[/caption]

It means the film, 25th in the series and Daniel Craig’s last as 007, is far costlier than the two previous Bonds — 2015’s Spectre (£182million) and 2012’s Skyfall (£138million).

Besides the lavish locations and set-pieces, the film has been dogged by problems.

Director Danny Boyle quit over the script in 2018 and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga.

Filming was delayed by four more months when star Craig, 52, hurt his ankle on the set.

Director Danny Boyle quit over the script in 2018 and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga
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Director Danny Boyle quit over the script in 2018 and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga[/caption]

Filming was delayed by four more months when Daniel Craig hurt his ankle on the set
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Filming was delayed by four more months when Daniel Craig hurt his ankle on the set[/caption]

An explosion at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, left a crew member injured.

And when the Covid-19 pandemic shut cinemas, its release was switched from April to November.

Filming wrapped last October and by the end of December, B25 had spent £199.5million.

The cost would have been £47million more but for a tax scheme aimed at encouraging filmmaking at UK-based studios.

No Time To Dies budget is 250 times that of the first Bond, Dr No starring Sean Connery in 1962
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No Time To Die’s budget is 250 times that of the first Bond, Dr No, starring Sean Connery in 1962[/caption]


Its budget is 250 times that for the first Bond, Dr No in 1962.

Craig has said the film will tie up loose ends from his time as Bond, which began in 2006.

He said: “This movie is about reconnecting him to Casino Royale really, and that’s what we’ve managed to do.”