No Time to Die, the latest instalment in the 007 franchise, has once again been delayed as a result of the ongoing global health crisis. The film, which was previously scheduled for an April 2nd 2021 release, will now debut on October 8th 2021.
Daniel Craig’s fifth and reportedly final James Bond outing, No Time to Die was originally intended to release in November 2019 but was later hit with numerous delays as a result of director Danny Boyle departing the project and being replaced by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and then later due to the coronavirus pandemic which saw the closure of movie theatres across the world.
This delay may not come as much as a surprise as movie theatres around the world and in the UK – one of Bond’s biggest markets – are seemingly not going to be operating to usual standards for another few months.
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Bond 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 (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).