The inauguration of this commemorative site is hardly surprising given James Bond remains a highly profitable franchise after No Time to Die netted $774M at the box office worldwide, thus making it a very attractive asset in Amazon's MGM takeover. Of course, that’s just one way in which James Bond is going through a transition, since Daniel Craig's final film also means producers have to choose a new actor to fill his role at MI6.
Maybe that is why there is no better time to open up a guided tour to the very site where Craig's Bond meets his fate in No Time to Die. Located in Kalsoy Island, a small 30.9km² piece of land belonging to the Faroe Islands archipelago, fans can see where the final moments of the film were filmed. The tour goes for 2085 Danish krone, roughly $307, and includes a ferry ride from Klaksvík to the symbolic location where Bond's tombstone is located.
Funnily enough, the makers of this attraction decided to age Craig's 007 a few years, as the gravestone reads “In Memory of JAMES BOND 1962-2021.” This turns the spy into a remarkably fit sexagenarian, but also coincides with the release year for the first Bond movie, Dr. No. The inscription also features a quote from American writer Jack London, perhaps a bit of an odd choice for such a notable Englishman, instead of a classic James Bond quote.
The decision to kill Bond in No Time to Die was seen as a controversial creative choice for some fans, however, the fact that it came at the end of a true cycle for such a distinctive set of films as Craig's James Bond era definitely makes it more convincing. After all, Bond movies have undergone several transformations in the franchise’s 60-year history, with Sean Connery's original take being quite different from the campy Roger Moore era, the more action-oriented films starring Pierce Brosnan, and the more serious tone that was pursued during Craig's tenure.
As if that wasn’t enough, a new James Bond game is also currently in development, something that combined with the ever-present rumors of a Goldeneye 007 remaster might help fans wait until the new face assuming the role is revealed. At least it’s cheaper than a trip to the Faroe Islands.
No Time to Die is now available digitally and on Blu-ray.
Source: Guide to Faroe Islands