The London premiere of “No Time to Die” will air exclusively on Facebook, Variety can reveal.
The social media platform secured access to the live red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday, September 28, and will broadcast the event on Facebook and through Oculus Venues, an experiential space for the Oculus VR headset supported by Facebook.
The red carpet will air from 5:30 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. local time, and the show will be hosted by presenter Clara Amfo. The production will integrate Facebook’s social video tools, such as live comments, captions, and Q&A. (The film will not be included in the live stream.)
“No Time to Die” stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are set to walk the red carpet in London, alongside Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, as well as of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles. Health workers and members of the armed forces are also present.
An immersive experience will allow Oculus users to access the live broadcast of the red carpet through the updated “Oculus Venues” app. Facebook has also launched an interactive AR filter on Instagram, which it owns, which will give fans a chance to step into the opening James Bond sequence.
Anna Higgs, Head of Entertainment Partnerships Northern Europe at Facebook, said: “This is without a doubt one of the most anticipated film releases of the past two years and a 25th film. beloved global franchise history. With COVID restrictions still in place, it has been a priority for us to work with the Bond team to ensure that fans of our platforms can enjoy stacking up with friends and communities – wherever they are in the world. world. “
Bond’s launch is one of the UK’s most anticipated industry premieres. The film was originally scheduled to debut in April 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back its release to November 2020, and then again to April 2021. In January, the film was postponed again to October. Fortunately, its final release date is blocked.
The film will premiere in the UK on Friday September 30 and October 8 in the US
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program on Monday, James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, longtime guardians of the iconic spy, said the prospect of replacing Daniel Craig was not not something they entertained until 2022.
The half-siblings and heads of Bond Eon Productions were asked if they had decided who could replace Craig’s 007. “Oh my god no,” Broccoli replied. “We don’t think about it at all. We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we will start to think about the future.