The producers of the latest James Bond film have postponed its release by more than six months due to expectations that the coronavirus outbreak will affect global entertainment markets.
“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,” the producers tweeted.
The 25th Bond film, starring actor Daniel Craig as sophisticated secret agent 007 for the fifth and final time, had been scheduled for release in early April.
No Time to Die will now be released in Britain on November 12, followed by worldwide release dates including the United States on November 25, the producers tweeted via the official James Bond account.
A similar statement appeared on the film’s official website 007.com.
The film is set in Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote the original Bond novels in the 1950s and 1960s, and in Norway, the UK and Italy, the producers said earlier.