MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time to Die, the 25th film in the 007 series, will be delayed until April 2, 2021. The James Bond film was previously scheduled to open in North America on November 20 and in the UK on November 12.
The studios and producers say the move has been made so that the movie can “be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience.” They add: “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year.”
The James Bond movie has picked up its promotions in the last few weeks with new trailers, character posters, the launch of a podcast and the reveal of Billie Eilish’s music video for her title song “No Time to Die.” You can check out all the updates here.
The movie was previously rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material.
In No Time to Die, Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig (returning for his fifth and final film as 007), Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, and Ralph Fiennes as “M.” The film also stars Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen.
The 007 movie, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective).
Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga captured select sequences of the No Time to Die movie using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution 15/70mm film cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality.
In addition to being shot with IMAX film cameras and the exclusive expanded aspect ratio, the No Time to Die IMAX release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
Billie Eilish sings the No Time to Die theme song, which you can check out below. The 18-year-old artist wrote the song with her brother, Finneas. Billie is the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song. Hans Zimmer composed the score for the James Bond movie.