James Bond In No Time To Die (Photo Credit: Instagram)
In the wake of rising concerns about Coronavirus, James Bond 25th film, No Time To Die release has been pushed back by several months. MGM, Universal and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced on Twitter on Wednesday that the film would be pushed back from its April release to November 2020.
In their social media, filmmakers Wilson and Broccoli cited the global theatrical marketplace in the decision to delay the release of the film. The Daniel Craig starrer was all set to release on March end but now it will release on Nov. 12 and worldwide on Nov. 25.
The announcement cited consideration of the global theatrical marketplace in the decision to delay the release of the film. No Time To Die will now hit theatres in the U.K. on Nov. 12 and worldwide on Nov. 25.
Publicity tours and promotional activities for 007 in China, South Korea, and Japan have already been cancelled over increasing threat of coronavirus. Recently, Agent 007 most visited fan page MI6-HQ founder in an open letter to the makers appealed for postponement. Of its release considering the world health crisis. Placing the wellbeing of fans and their families around the world as the priority, the letter requested to delay the release of the movie until the summer ‘when experts expect the epidemics to have peaked and to be under control’. “We have all waited over 4 years for this film. Another few months will not damage the quality of the film and only help the box-office for Daniel Craig’s final hurrah.” concluded the letter by David Leigh, the founder of MI6-HQ.
Other Hollywood releases that were affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus are Mission: Impossible film, which had been scheduled to shoot in Venice, Italy but was cancelled over rising death counts in Italy. The studio also postponed the Chinese release of Sonic the Hedgehog.