It seems the creators of James Bond are taking the title of the film franchise’s latest instalment very seriously. Amid growing international concerns over coronavirus, the film studios behind the eagerly awaited feature announced the official release date for No Time To Die has been pushed back.
“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,” a statement on the official 007 website reads.
“The film will be released in the U.K. on November 12, 2020, with worldwide release dates to follow, including the US launch on November 25, 2020.”
The postponement announcement comes just days after James Page, co-founder of MI6 and MI6 Confidential magazine, and David Leigh, founder of The James Bond Dossier penned an open letter asking film studios to delay its release.
“Just one person, who may not even show symptoms, could infect the rest of the audience,” they wrote on Monday. “This is not the type of publicity that anyone wants.”
With No Time To Die slated to be Daniel Craig’s final portrayal of the screen icon, 007 fans are champing at the bit to see the suave secret agent in action one last time.
Looks like we’ll just have to hold on a little longer.