BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Even James Bond is not spared from the deadly coronavirus. The die-hard fans of 007 will have to wait till November to watch the latest offering No Time To Die as the release has been official postponed, the producers have confirmed on Wednesday.
“MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced 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,” they announced in a statement.
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
The Daniel Craig-starrer, which will see the actor in the role of the legendary spy for the last time, was supposed to hit the theatres in April. However, due to coronavirus outbreak, the film will now release in the UK on November 12 and in the USA on November 25.
Earlier, the press tour and premiere of the 25th film in the Bond franchise was called off for the spread of coronavirus in China. The film was supposed to have its premiere in Beijing. According to Deadline, No Time To Die was also supposed to tour other cities in China. After the coronavirus hit China, nearly 70,000 cinema theatres in the country have been shut down. Museums and Disneyland Shanghai are also closed down.
China’s death toll has past 3,000 in the coronavirus outbreak with 2,305 cases in Wuhan — the epicentre of the deadly disease.
With inputs from agencies