The highly anticipated “James Bond: No Time To Die” starring Daniel Craig has been postponed till November 2020 due to Coronavirus
The James Bond sequel was set to air March 31st in London and April 10th in North America. Due to the rising spread of Coronavirus, it has now been postponed to November 12th in the U.K and November 25 in the U.S.
Universal, MGM and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made this announcement today. The postponement was due to careful deliberation and evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace.
A source at MGM, Rolling Stone revealed the decision was based on the theater closures in China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, and France. The book-office in these countries took a nosedive in terms of numbers in the International market.
A desire for the film to be successful worldwide is the motivation behind the rescheduling of the movie.
The source said, “The film wouldn’t have its greatest chance of success because there are too many unknowables at this point. This is a global film; this is the first time the movie’s been in a marketplace in five years. We really believe in the theatrical experience. We want this to be a theatrical experience in the same spirit of the other films.”
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. pic.twitter.com/a9h1RP5OKd
— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
Recall also that plans towards the release has been in motion. Grammy-award winning pop singer, Billie Eilish dropped the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die,”.