Under the increasing threat of a widespread Coronavirus outbreak, the release date of the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been moved from April 10 to many months later in 2020. MGM and Universal have announced that the film will now be released in November as theaters in Italy, South Korea, China, and Japan have closed because of the virus.
According to a news release in Variety:
“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 studio said in a statement. “The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020 with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on November 25, 2020.”
No Time to Die is the highly-anticipated final Bond film for Daniel Craig as 007. The movie has already gone through a number of release date delays due to injuries its star has sustained during filming. While performing a stunt, Craig injured an ankle that required surgery and kept him away from the set for weeks. Then, a series of explosions rocked the set, leaving a member of the crew seriously injured. The production made the news once again when a maintenance employee at the UK's Pinewood Studios, where the movie was being filmed, was arrested for hiding a camera in the women's bathrooms. Meanwhile, the film's original director Danny Boyle was replaced early on by Beasts of No Nation director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
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