The new James Bond film is the most expensive James Bond film too.

If you cast your mind back to the most successful James Bond movie of all time at the box office, Skyfall, that found itself something of a hostage of circumstance. Parent company MGM was facing financial troubles, and as such, the film was mainly restricted to UK locations, and had a lower spend as a consequence. To this day, it’s the only Bond to gross over $1bn at the global box office.

The next and 25th film in the series, No Time To Die, is proving something of a contrast to that. Just as with its immediate predecessor – Spectre­ – the film is more globe-trotting in nature, and expensive as a consequence. And a new report has now suggested that the 25th 007 adventure is set to be the most expensive to date.

The Hollywood Report reckons that the budget for the movie a cool $250m for the negative alone, before promotional costs are factored in. That’s the kind of story that Eon Productions is unlikely to want to combat either. The idea that it’s putting a huge James Bond film out into the world is pretty much on brand for the modern Bond movie.

A trailer for the film is expected this side of Christmas, meanwhile, and No Time To Die – starring Daniel Craig in what’s likely to be his last appearance as Bond – lands in April 2020.

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