No Time To Die: James Bond Movie Pushed to October 8

James Bond Movie, No Time To Die Delays Release to Fall

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The tentpole had already been pushed back several times because of the COVID-19 crisis, which continues to cause widespread theater closures across the globe.
James Bond picture No Time To Die is once again pushing back its release amid the ongoing pandemic and widespread theater closures in many major markets across the globe.

It was set to open April 2. Now, it is planning to hit the big screen October 8.

Time to Die is likely to spark another wave of high-profile moves among spring and early summer movies.

In early 2020, No Time to Die became the first Hollywood tentpole casualty of the COVID-19 crisis when its original April 2020 release date was pushed back to November 2020 (it was subsequently pushed to April 2021).

The film — marking Craig’s final turn as 007 — also stars Bond returnees Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz, along with franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch. Billie Eilish has recorded the title track.

MGM is handling No Time to Die domestically via United Artists Releasing, while Universal has international distribution duties.

They are also partners on the Addams Family sequel, which had been set to open Oct. 8. It is now scheduled for Oct. 1.

Universal made several other changes to its calendar, including pushing back Nobody from February 26 to April 2021, and Edgar Wright’s Focus Feature title Last Night in Soho from April 23 to October 22.

The studio also announced the first release date for the Michael Bay-directed thriller Ambulance, which is set for February 18, 2022.