The recent coronavirus outbreak appears to be having a major impact in the area of entertainment. Among problems in the distribution of consoles, cancellation of events and the like, the virus is also hindering the audiovisual part.
The new movie of the famous spy James Bond, 007 - No Time to Die, has just suffered the effects of the outbreak and had its release postponed to November 2020. The film was scheduled to hit theaters in April this year.
In the United Kingdom and the United States, the new release dates will be on the 12th and 25th of November, respectively. In Portugal, the official debut date has not yet been announced.
The news came from the film's producers, who posted a statement on their Twitter account stating that the premiere was postponed. Check it out below.
In the feature, Bond is enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica, after leaving active duty. However, his peace is with the days numbered since a new and secret mission is given to him.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation and True Detective), 007 - No Time to Die also brings the return of Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright to the cast and still features Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen. The script is signed by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
All films in the 007 franchise were produced by EON Productions - company controlled by the Broccoli family, which has been leading the saga since the first film 007 Against Satanic Dr. No, from 1962.