The new James Bond film No Time to has been postponed until October 8. It is the third time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that the release date has been delayed, film studio MGM announced on Friday.
The premiere was originally scheduled for April 2, 2020, but due to the coronavirus, it was decided last March to postpone that date until November 2020 and later until April 2021. Now the film makers hope that the film can open next fall.
No Time was last March one of the first big films that were postponed. The 25th Bond film cost over $ 200 million to produce and would not be profitable if a large part of the cinemas were closed worldwide. Spectre, the previous James Bond film, made an estimated $ 750 million.
For many Hollywood importers, the latest delay is not a surprise, reports Variety. It is expected that other studios will follow and postpone their films as well. Sony announced on Friday that he would release Peter Rabbit 2, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Cinderella later.
No Time to Die will be the last James Bond film for actor Daniel Craig, who has been the British spy in the iconic series since 2006. The film is directed by Cary Fukunaga. The cast includes Rami Malek, Lashana Lync and Léa Seydoux.