Director Cary Joji Fukunaga says that not only does Rami Malek's 'Safin' pose a personal challenge to Daniel Craig's character, but he is also a threat on a global scale.
Ever since the trailer for James Bond: No Time To Die launched, fans have been excited about the film. Now, the makers have released a new teaser video introducing Rami Malek’s villainous character Safin. The Oscar-winner described his character as "unsettling".
Though the makers of the film have so far not released many details about the character of Safin, it seems as if he is on a revenge mission that could result in the death of millions of people. Rami says in the video, "Safin is a formidable adversary. James Bond has to adapt to him."
Director Cary Joji Fukunaga says that not only does Safin pose a personal challenge to Bond, but he is also a threat on a global scale. "We both eradicate people to make the world a better place. I just want to be a little tidier," Safin's character tells Daniel Craig's James Bond in the teaser.
No Time to Die was initially slated for an April release but was pushed to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. The film will serve as Daniel Craig’s final outing as the iconic British spy, whom he has played since 2006’s Casino Royale in five films.
Daniel Craig in an interview with Esquire had said that he wanted Rami to feel comfortable on set, and not be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the production. "I have a responsibility for these films,. All I want to do is make [Rami] feel as comfortable as it’s possible to be, for him to feel like he’s welcome because it’s a huge machine and I don’t want it to feel overwhelming. There aren’t many films bigger than Bond, so I want to make sure that when someone like Rami walks onto the set, he can hit the ground running. But he was ready. He was ready to go," he had said.
No Time to Die, apart from Daniel Craig and Rami Malek, also stars Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, and others.