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 wearing a Noh-style mask?
While we wait until September to find out, Safin’s masks have been carefully recreated for collectors as limited edition prop replicas. The No Time To Die Safin Mask is exclusive to 007Store and along with the Fragmented Mask and Mask Twin Set, has been beautifully crafted from the prop masks now held in the Bond Archive. Each is numbered and is accompanied by a display stand and certificate of authenticity.
As seen in No Time To Die, the full Noh-inspired mask is a 007Store exclusive and comes in a collectors box with a prop story booklet, a certificate of authenticity, wooden display stand, numbered limited edition plaque and detachable cord fittings.
The film mask was designed by Costume Designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb. Inspiration came from traditional Japanese Noh masks, a feature of classical Japanese dance-drama since the 15th century. “The intention was to create a ‘pure’, expressionless, clean mask to counter the aggression of the character,” Suttirat says, “but also, to underscore a camouflage necessity in the pivotal scene set in the snowy Norwegian landscape. Safin appears in snow gear - white from head to toe in a white landscape - hidden in plain sight until not hidden, and quite startling when moved out of the snow and into the interior.“