Coronavirus Fears Push Back ‘No Time to Die’ Release Date

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Bond movie No Time to Die has found… another time to live (ehem).

The upcoming Daniel Craig-starring James Bond film had been scheduled for Australia release on April 8 and U.S. release on April 10. Well, we’ll have to wait around seven extra months to see what’s in store for the secret agent.

No Time to Die has officially been delayed, pushed back for Australian release on November 12 and U.S. release on November 25.

On the official side of things, the decision to move the film’s release date was made after “careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace,” as read the statement released by MGM, Universal and producers.

THR‘s insiders – along with various other outlets – point to the “hundreds of millions of dollars” in potential box office revenue that could be lost with the ongoing cinema blackout that’s occurring in China as the coronavirus escalates. There are concerns that the toll on the theatrical market will rise in various international theatrical markets – such as South Korea, Italy and Japan – as April rolls around.

Universal had already cancelled a number of No Time to Die‘s publicity tours in China, South Koran and Japan when COVID-19 began to spread.

Among other coronavirus-related film news, Mission: Impossible 7 has had to halt a planned three-week shoot in Italy due to the virus. Production was halted and the crew sent home as the situation is monitored.

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