Premiere of the new James Bond film postponed for the third time

By TPN/Lusa, in Art, News · 22-01-2021 19:00:00 · 0 Comments

The new James Bond film, entitled “007: No Time to Die,” saw its debut postponed for the third time, and is now due to hit theatres worldwide on 8 October 8 this year, MGM studios announced.

On the official page of the film, which had its original premiere scheduled for April 2020, the revelation of the new postponement is made with a one-sentence statement: “'No Time To Die' will be released in theatres globally in 8 October 2021 ”. Before, the film had already seen its date of arrival in theatres postponed to November of last year, before returning to change of premiere for April of 2021.

The film "007: No time to die" is directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, in the role of secret agent 007. The cast also features Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, among others. "007: No time to die" is the 25th film in the James Bond saga and the fifth starred by the British actor, after "Casino Royale" (2006), "Quantum of Solace" (2008), "Skyfall" (2012 ) and "Specter" (2015).

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. Sony had already announced that "Morbius", with Jared Leto, about the villain of the Spider-Man universe, would have its premiere changed from October this year to January 2022.

NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – In Cinemas October 2021

Shortly after the MGM announcement, Universal announced the postponement of “Nobody” and Sony changed the dates for “Peter Rabbit 2”, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and “Cinderella”, while Focus postponed the debut of Edgar's new film Wright, “Last Night in Soho”, from April to October.

According to the specialized publication Variety, the ninth chapter of the saga “Furious Speed” is not expected to maintain its premiere date, scheduled for May this year. In a text published last week, Variety recalled that the first months of the year tend to be stalled in terms of significant premieres in the film market, awaiting now in May for the possibility of bringing movies like “Black Widow”, “Godzilla vs . Kong ”or“ Free Guy ”.

Portuguese cinemas suffered a 75.55 percent drop in audience and revenue last year compared to 2019, that is, they had 11.7 million fewer viewers and had a turnover of 62.7 million euros. According to the Instituto do Cinema Audiovisual (ICA), these data reflect "a year marked by profound constraints" in cinematography, due to the covid-19 pandemic, and whose restrictive measures "deeply affected the normal functioning of cinema venues". The ICA reveals that in 2020 cinemas had 3.77 million viewers, while in 2019 15.5 million tickets had been issued. Box office revenues stood at 20.4 million euros, a quarter of the figure for 2019, a year that totalled 83.1 million euros.



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