James Bond 007 delayed by coronavirus: “NO TIME TO DIE”

Chris Burns - Mar 4, 2020, 11:53 am CST
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James Bond 007 delayed by coronavirus: “NO TIME TO DIE”

The title of the film is “No Time to Die”, but the title was picked a long time before COVID-19 ever reared its ugly head. That’s not the exact reason why the latest 007 – James Bond, that is – movie’s been delayed. Instead, it’s due in part to a letter from fans, asking that the studio behind James Bond act to hold off on releasing the film due to their lack of ability to get to a theater – for fear of dying, mostly.

It was just a couple of days ago when the Open Letter was made widely known via fan site MI6-HQ. Since then, MGM, Universal, and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced they’d made a decision. Through “careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace,” they said, “the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020.”

Whenever we see a “delay” sort of announcement – whenever we’ve seen one over the last few weeks, that is – due to coronavirus, it’s interesting to note the point at which the creators of whatever’s delayed have decided it’ll be safe to delay until. In this case, the folks behind Bond have decided that things will (hopefully) be back to a stable enough place in the world by November that they’ll be able to release their film and make bank.

As it stands, NO TIME TO DIE will be released in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2020. In the United States, the film will launch on November 25, 2020. The rest of the world will have release dates on or around that later November date – we’ll know more soon.

Until then, take a peek at the trailer for this film above, and stick around as we learn more about NO TIME TO DIE – and COVID-19. Assuiming we’re all fine by November, we’ll see you at the theater!


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