"NO TIME TO DIE 8 October 2021", the film's official Twitter account announced tersely, at a quarter to one this morning, above a photograph of Daniel Craig with a frankly doubtful look on his face. In addition to awaiting a relaxation of local regulations meant to mitigate the spread of the pandemic, Regal said reopening will depend on when "studios are able to bring their pipeline of major releases back to the big screen". The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, has been shifted from a theatrical release date of April 2 to October 8.
No Time To Die brings back Craig as the iconic spy James Bond for his final outing. The psychological horror starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) is due to hit the screens on October 22, 2021.
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According to Variety, the delay in release is hardly a surprise as Hollywood has been widely anticipating that "No Time to Die" would face another delay as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket. No Time To Die could be the film release that helps save cinema from the brink of destruction, once we're all allowed back into those glossy back chairs.
The announcement of a new postponement of the premiere of the latest James Bond film follows a further round of changes in the calendar of major film premieres due to the covid-19 pandemic.
While its production company, Eon Productions, and MGM didn't make a big deal out of the news, it did push the new date on the OO7 social channels, with a new poster.
Cary Joji Fukunaga directs No Time to Die from a script by Fukunaga, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Craig assumed control over the part of 007 of every 2006 with the arrival of Casino Royale.
"No Time to Die", which features a theme song by Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish, stars returning 007 cast members Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes.