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Coronavirus Threat: Release of NO TIME TO DIE postponed until November 2020

The final Daniel Craig Bond film has been in the heat of its marketing campaign for the last 2 months.

James BondJames Bond film sequel will now be released in the UK on 12 November - OyeYeah News
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Seems like the coronavirus global threat is taking a toll on the entertainment industry as well. With many countries taking preventive measures against the deadly contagious virus, filmmakers are also changing the schedule of film release amid coronavirus threat.

The latest we get to hear is that the release of the new James Bond film has been postponed by seven months as coronavirus continues to spread.

James Bond film sequel will now be released in the UK on 12 November, and in the US on 25 November.

The final Daniel Craig Bond film has been in the heat of its marketing campaign for the last 2 months, and this is due to the Coronavirus outbreak in key box office markets

The announcement of the decision was shared via the 007 official twitter account. It is the first major film to change its schedule.

“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”, says the official tweet.

The announcement comes days after the founders of two 007 fan sites called on the film studios to delay No Time To Die’s release.

The founders of MI6 Confidential and The James Bond Dossier, in an open letter on Monday, said that just one person, who may not even show symptoms, could infect the rest of the audience.

“This is not the type of publicity that anyone wants.”

However, at the moment there is no ban on concerts or large public gatherings in the UK. This decision could have been taken in light of coronavirus spread concerns.

According to film analysts,  the coronavirus could wipe $5bn (£3.8bn) off the global box office, with many of China’s cinemas already closed and revenues hit in South Korea and Italy.

The last Bond film, Spectre, bagged almost $900m (£690m) at worldwide box offices in 2015.

Here is how Twitter reacting to this news:

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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