For his 20th official film outing and the 40th anniversary of the franchise, Double-0 Seven controversially dove headlong into one of his most ridiculous adventures.
After eliminating warmonger, Colonel Tan-Sun Moon (Will Yun Lee) in North Korea, Double-0 Seven (Pierce Brosnan) is captured and tortured by his victim’s father, General Moon (Kenneth Tsang). Exchanged by MI6 for the Colonel’s right-hand man, Zao (Rick Yune), James Bond learns that M (Dame Judi Dench) and the NSA feared that he was haemorrhaging information to his captors.
Stripped of his Double-0 status, Bond goes on the run to prove his innocence and discover who betrayed him. Tracking Zao to Cuba, he encounters feisty NSA agent, Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson (Halle Berry) and gathers enough evidence to vindicate himself. M then assigns him to investigate links that high-flying entrepreneur, Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) might have to Zao.
Assisted by undercover MI6 agent, Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) and a hi-tech Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, the reinstated Double-0 Seven discovers that Jinx is also investigating Graves - a key person in Bond's recent past who poses a very real threat to the free world.
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