It’s Noh mask day at NTTD promotions

The Noh mask from No Time to Die

The work week began with two No Time to Die promotions emphasizing the Noh mask that appears in the film.

The social media accounts of Eon Production put out a short video featuring costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb talking about the mask. Below is the Twitter version but it also appeared on Instagram.

Meanwhile, at the 007 Store, No Time to Die-style replica Noh masks became available for pre-order.

No prices were referenced. But they can be ordered UNBROKEN, BROKEN or a TWIN SET.

The replicas “were crafted using the original digital 3D model files used to create the film props,” according to the 007 Store listings.

The 007 Store listings for the masks contain this plot summary for the movie:

In No Time To Die Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when old friend Felix Leiter turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of Safin, a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. But who is this mysterious adversary and why is he always wearing a Noh-style mask?

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, is scheduled to be released Sept. 30 in the U.K. and Oct. 8 in the U.S.

UPDATE (Aug. 17): The two single masks (unbroken and broken) cost 295 British pounds (almost $406). The twin set was priced at 695 British pounds (about $956) but is sold out, according to the 007 Store site. At the U.S. version of the 007 Store, the price is $349.99 for the single masks. The sold-out twin set was priced at $699.99.

NTTD costume designer describes working on the film

No Time to Die logo

Suttirat Anne Larlarb, the costume designer for No Time to Die, was interviewed last year on the Behind the Seams podcast about her career.

She made limited comments about the 25th James Bond film but she shared some observations.

Script state of flux: “The script changed countless times,” she said. “The settings, the locations, all that stuff was kind of in flux for a while. It was in terms of a costume process quite difficult.”

The movie has four credited writers (Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, director Cary Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Scott Z. Burns did uncredited work. One script, by John Hodge, apparently went unused.

Size of the costume crew: “On any one day we had 56, or 57 people full-time…On big days, that could double or triple.”

Time spent on the project: “It was kind of a bumpy start. I was on it all told for 18 months.”

Larlarb is a collaborator with director Danny Boyle, including the films Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs as well as the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics in London.

Boyle originally was hired to direct No Time to Die but departed over “creative differences.” Hodge worked on the script while Boyle was on board as director. Hodge left the project with Boyle. After all that, Fukunaga was hired to helm the movie.