No Time To Die: James Bond film release date postponed to November because of coronavirus flare-up
The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been postponed for several months because of global worries about coronavirus.
MGM, Universal and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli declared on Twitter Wednesday that the film would be pushed once more from its April release to November 2020.
“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of ‘No Time to Die’ will be postponed until November 2020,” the franchise declared in a statement Wednesday.
The declaration referred to the consideration of the global theatrical marketplace in the decision to postpone the release of the film.
It’s the second release delay for the film after a decision was made in February 2019 to hurry it from Valentine’s Day 2020 to April 10. Presently it will turn out Nov. 25 in the U.S. — the day before Thanksgiving — after a Nov. 12 debut in the U.K.
“No Time To Die” will currently hit theaters in the U.K. on Nov. 12 and worldwide on Nov. 25.
The Bond films make a significant portion of their benefits from global markets.
The last film, “Spectre,” made over $679 million from abroad theaters in 2015 with over $84 million of that complete originating from China.
Concerns had just been brewing around the imminent release and the global flare-up.
Publicity plans in China, Japan, and South Korea had previously been canceled.
What’s more, on Monday, the well known James Bond fan site MI6-HQ published an open letter to the makers encouraging them to postpone the film’s rollout.
“It is time to put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of canceling publicity events,” the letter said.
Hollywood film release and production plans have just been influenced by the flare-up.
A week ago, Paramount Pictures ended production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film, which had been scheduled to shoot in Venice, Italy.
The studio likewise delayed the Chinese release of “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
The coronavirus outbreak rose in China and has spread all around.
Taking all things together, over 94,000 individuals have gotten the virus around the world, with over 3,200 deaths.