James Bond’s latest adventure has hit another speed bump. “No Time to Die,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, has been postponed yet again.
The movie will now release in theaters on Oct. 8. It was originally scheduled to open on April 2.
It’s hardly a surprise that the Bond film has been pushed back to fall. Hollywood has been widely anticipating that “No Time to Die” would face another delay as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket.
MGM is rolling out “No Time to Die” in North America, while Universal has international rights. Since the movie carries a massive price tag around $200 million, it relies on substantial global ticket sales to turn a profit. That’s nearly impossible to achieve at a time when most movie theaters are closed, and the few that remain open have been operating at a reduced capacity. Thursday’s announcement marks the film’s third delay in the last 10 months. In March of 2020, “No Time to Die” became the first tentpole to shift its release date amid the pandemic.