According to a fresh rumor, a further delay in the publication of James Bond: No Time To Die “may not be possible.”
BOND, JAMES The release date of Daniel Craig’s film No Time To Die may not be able to be moved again, according to Hollywood industry sources.
No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s fifth and last James Bond film, will be released on September 30 in the United Kingdom and October 8 in the United States, after numerous delays. With the Delta variant spreading across the United States and other parts of the world, numerous Hollywood blockbusters have had to reschedule their release dates, with Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage already being put back to mid-October. According to a fresh rumor, No Time To Die may not be able to postpone much further, even if the creators wanted to.
“Sources suggest No Time to Die may not be able to push yet again at this stage, given each restart costs many millions of dollars in marketing,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Neither does MGM have a sister streaming service – at least not yet, as a plan to be acquired by Amazon is awaiting regulatory approval.”
While MGM, Bond’s original studio, has been sold to Amazon, EON Productions, which produces 007 films and owns a stake in the franchise, is committed to a theatrical release for No Time To Die.
MI6 HQ, a Bond news site, recently evaluated the box office potential of the upcoming Bond film, which included marketing costs.
The cost of the latest Bond film was publicly registered with the UK’s Companies House, according to their well-researched article.
According to the figures, No Time To Die’s print and advertising revenue was between $150 and $200 million.
While the final estimate projected that the Bond blockbuster would need to gross $900 million merely to break even at the box office.
During MGM’s investor call today, the studio’s CEO remained tight-lipped about the film’s forthcoming release.
According to The Spy Command, MGM’s chief operational officer, Christopher Brearton, simply stated that No Time to Die “sets MGM up for a terrific second half of 2021.”
“Considering it’s their biggest possibility for income this year, MGM speaks very little about #NoTimeToDie on the quarterly investor call,” MI6 HQ said on Twitter.
It’s possible that the new Bond film may simply have to take the bullet and be released, hoping for the best. “Brinkwire Summary News.”