As fears of a second lockdown sweep the nation and remaining 2020 blockbusters delay to Christmas or subsequent yr, all eyes are on No Time To Die. Daniel Craig’s fifth and ultimate James Bond film was initially set for launch virtually a yr in the past. And after three delays, is at the moment set for a November 12 UK launch and per week later within the US.
But a latest replace from MGM urged a transfer to 2021 for No Time To Die was inside the realms of risk.
Speaking on the studio’s investor name, COO Christopher Brearton stated: “We proceed to watch and modify the timing of our remaining 2020 [film] slate.
“The theatrical market is in flux.
“There’s nice uncertainty about what the close to time period holds for entry and attendance.”
Of course, a premium video on-demand house launch appears out of the query for a standard studio like EON Productions.
While 2021 is already very full following the delay of many massive tentpole motion pictures.
And based mostly on latest trailers and posters saying that No Time To Die is arriving in November (2020 we hope) it seems prefer it’s at the moment full steam forward.
Nomi star Lashana Lynch, rumoured to be the brand new 007, has even taken half in a tie-in advert for the brand new Nokia 8.three 5G telephone, whereas Omega watch commercials are additionally again.
He added: “So if anything happens at this point with No Time To Die, we could be seeing incremental Tenet style delays and staggered global release as opposed to a 2021 move if PVOD is out of the question?”
Movie followers will know that Tenet’s launch date saved on being pushed again two weeks at a time from mid-July till it settled on late August.
And even then the Christopher Nolan blockbuster solely opened in some territories.
To keep away from one other massive delay or a PVOD house launch, this can be probably the most possible means ahead for the brand new Bond film.
Additionally, Daily Mail Bond insider Baz Bamigboye lately reported: “No Time To Die will open in November, as a result of it should.
“A launch date shift to 2021, requiring a 3rd launch, could be catastrophic for all of the studios involved. Hundreds of tens of millions of kilos are using on No Time To Die.”
Quoting a rival studio government, Baz added: “Bond will release this November or we’re as good as finished with distribution into cinemas for the foreseeable future.”
No Time To Die is at the moment set for UK launch on November 12, 2020.