In DIE ANOTHER DAY, the 20th James Bond adventure, 007 (Pierce Brosnan) gets off to a rough start when he is captured and subsequently tortured during an assignment in North Korea. When the suave secret agent is eventually liberated, he embarks on a dangerous mission to Cuba that involves tracking a terrorist named Zao (Rick Yune). There, 007 encounters Jinx (Halle Berry), a formidable and alluring fellow spy. Soon Bond is back in England following a mysterious trail that leads to Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens), a flamboyant diamond mogul. After a rather bloody introduction, Graves invites 007 to Iceland, where he plans to unveil his enigmatic Icarus project. Before long, Bond and Jinx are reunited and battling Graves, Zao, and other villains bent on world domination.
With this Bond installment, directed by Lee Tamahori, 007 catches up with the 21st century, and the results are grittier and more explosive than ever before. Although it begins as one of the darkest and most violent Bond films, the intense mood of DIE ANOTHER DAY is counterbalanced by typically clever and funny moments. Brosnan is in fine form as the iconic hero, while Berry shines as the immediately likeable Jinx. Stephens and Yune make excellent bad guys, and the rest of the cast--including Judi Dench, John Cleese, Rosamund Pike, and Michael Madsen--provide key supporting roles. With its hi-tech gadgets and special-effects-laden set pieces, DIE ANOTHER DAY clearly has its eye on the future, but in numerous scenes it also lovingly embraces the past, placing the film in the upper tier of Bond movies.
Toby Stephens - British actor - Twelth Night
Pierce Brosnan - Irish actor, Remington Steele/the 5th James Bond
Michael Madsen - Actor, RESEVOIR DOGS/KILL BILL VOL. 2
Barbara Broccoli - Heir to the Broccoli-Bond dynasty
Lee Tamahori - Director
Rosamund Pike - Actor, DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
Rick Yune - Actor, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001)
Neal Purvis - BRITISH SCREENWRITER
Samantha Bond - Actress/"Goldeneye"
Madonna - American singer/actress, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, EVITA
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone - American singer/actress, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, EVITA
Will Yun Lee - Actor, FACE (2002)
Judi Dench - Oscar-winning British actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Dame Judi Dench - Oscar-winning British actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Michael G. Wilson - Producer of Goldeneye
Robert Wade - BRITISH SCREENWRITER
Ian Fleming - British Author, JAMES BOND, CASINO ROYALE
John Cleese - British actor, MONTY PYTHON, A FISH CALLED WANDA
David Arnold - Composer/"Stargate"
Halle Berry - Oscar winning actress, MONSTER'S BALL
Theatrical release date: November 22, 2002. In DIE ANOTHER DAY, Bond drives an Aston Martin V-12 Vanquish. After the movie was released, sales of this car skyrocketed, breaking all records against other Aston Martin models. Halle Berry's Jinx in DIE ANOTHER DAY performs the same seductive scene, emerging from the sea clad in a bikini and knife holster, as Ursula Andress's Honey Ryder in DR. NO.
"...The most satisfying Bond movie since THE SPY WHO LOVED ME..." - 11/22/2002 New York Times, p.E1
"...Brosnan is ever suave and dashing in his fourth effort as Bond....Berry's sleek beauty is well-suited to the role..." - 11/22/2002 USA Today, p.5E
"...DIE ANOTHER DAY is the sexiest and most exciting Bond adventure in years....Tamahori gets the true trick of Bond..." - 11/29/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.74
"...Brosnan, in his fourth time up at the Bond bat, hits this one out of the park..." - 12/02/2002 Rolling Stone, p.106
"...Tamahori springs a few surprises in DIE ANOTHER DAY..." - 11/22/2002 Los Angeles Times, p.C1
"...Brosnan once again proves more than up to the task of filling bond's shoes and, especially in the early going, gives the character some dark and nasty shadings that reveal a welcome desire to take Bond back to Ian Fleming-based basics..." - 11/18/2002 Variety, p.23-6