The release of the James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business.
MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said on Twitter on Friday that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open globally on April 2, 2021.
Sharing the poster of the film, official twitter account of James Bond film revealed the news on Saturday, it reads, “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April 2021 in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience.”
In the second tweet, makers of the film wrote, “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing NO TIME TO DIE next year.”
The story of ‘No Time To Die’ revolves around Bond (Daniel Craig) enjoying retirement in Jamaica. However, his peaceful days are short-lived, as his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, (Jeffrey Wright) arrives asking for help.
It is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and also stars Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishlaw, Naomie Harris, Christopher Waltz and Billy Magnussen among others.
‘No Time To Die’ was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to November 12 in the United Kingdom and November 20 in the United States. It was one of the first Hollywood films to abandon its release before cinemas in the US shut down in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.