James Bond 007 filming in Matera, Italy – NO TIME TO DIE
The official trailer has at last been released for the new James Bond movie which was filmed in Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.
Titled No Time to Die, the movie sees Bond come out of retirement after his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA seeks his help, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.The movie, which stars Daniel Craig in the lead role for the final time, was directed by Cary Fukunaga who took over the reigns from outgoing director Danny Boyle.
The new Bond film, is currently in post-production phase and has a release date of 8 April 2020. Filming began in Matera in April, with scenes shot in the city’s historic centre as well as its ancient sassi, the UNESCO-protected cave dwellings.
Over the years Bond movies have been filmed in numerous Italian locations including Rome, Siena and Venice as well as Lake Como and Sardinia.
Matera’s distinctive landscape has featured in several international productions in the past, including Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, which was filmed in 2003.