James Bond just can’t take a break, can he? Bond again gives a release date. Yes, MGM and Universal have postponed the 25,007 film No Time to Die from its last April 2nd release date. Now the movie is slated to open on October 8th as this autumn month is becoming a very popular destination for tent poles and prestige images. The film, believed to be Daniel Craig’s swan song, has repeatedly postponed its dates as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps cinemas closed. Will this date apply? Bond fans can only hope. Fingers crossed. Read on for more …
Here is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s story:
James Bond picture No Time To Die is again pushing for its release amid the ongoing pandemic and widespread theater closings in many major markets around the world.
It was supposed to open on April 2nd. Now slated to hit the big screen on October 8th as Hollywood faces further delays before going back to the cinema. No Time to Die is likely to spark another wave of high profile moves between spring and early summer films.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the 25th installment of the legendary espionage franchise brings Daniel Craig back into the title role. MGM, Eon Productions and Universal support the tentpole.
In early 2020, No Time to Die was the first Hollywood tent pole to fall victim to the COVID-19 crisis when its original April 2020 release date was postponed to November 2020 (it was subsequently postponed to April 2021).
The film, which marks Daniel Craig’s final lap as 007, also features Bond returnees Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz, as well as franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch. Billie Eilish recorded the title track.
MGM takes care of No Time to Die domestically through United Artists Releasing, while Universal has international sales responsibilities.
Stay tuned to see if the new date applies …