Los Angeles: The world release of the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” was postponed to October from April, its producers mentioned on Thursday, one other setback for movie theaters making an attempt to rebuild a enterprise crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The movie`s new debut date is October 8, in accordance to an announcement on the James Bond web site and Twitter feed.
NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021 pic.twitter.com/HZlNG5kz8t
— James Bond (@007) January 22, 2021
‘No Time to Die’ from MGM and Comcast Corp`s Universal Pictures, had initially been set to hit the large display screen in April 2020 earlier than transferring to November 2020 after which April 2021.
The movie, which price an estimated $200 million to produce, marks actor Daniel Craig`s final outing as agent 007.
Cinema house owners had been hoping ‘No Time to Die’ would kick off a rebound in moviegoing. The pandemic devastated the movie enterprise in 2020, and ticket gross sales within the United States and Canada sunk 80%. That harm impartial theaters and massive chains together with AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Plc, and Cinemark Holdings Inc.
With the virus nonetheless rampant in lots of areas, together with in the important thing Los Angeles market, Hollywood studios seem reluctant to ship their largest movies to theaters. Many cinemas are closed, and those which might be open implement strict attendance limits to enable for social distancing.
The Bond franchise is likely one of the movie world`s most profitable, with 2015’s ‘Spectre’ raking in $880 million on the field workplace worldwide, whereas ‘Skyfall’ in 2012 grossed greater than $1 billion globally.
The subsequent closely-watched movie is ‘Black Widow’ from Walt Disney Co`s Marvel Studios, presently scheduled to debut in theaters on May 7.