New Delhi: The release date of the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die, has officially been pushed to November due to concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak.
The film was scheduled to hit theatres in North America on April 10, but MGM and Universal announced on Wednesday that the film would be delayed.
‘James Bond’ took Twitter to announce the delay. He wrote: “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed untill November 2020”.
The movie, starring Daniel Craig in his final appearance as the legendary spy, was originally slated for an April 2020 release following its world premiere at Royal Albert Hall in London. It will now be released in the UK on November 12 and the US on November 25.
Bond movies traditionally rely heavily on international markets for a large portion of box office profits. No Time to Die is the first major movie to push back its global release because of the coronavirus fears and surrounding economic concerns.
More than 93,000 cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have been recorded worldwide and more than 3,200 people have died since the virus emerged late last year. Almost 130 people in 16 US states were infected as of Wednesday, with 10 deaths reported in Washington state alone.