The release of the next installment of the adventures of James Bond has once again been postponed: To die can wait (No Time To Die) is now scheduled for October 8, 2021, MGM Studios announced.
This third postponement had first been posted on the Twitter account of the famous British secret agent, accompanied by the movie poster with actor Daniel Craig in the iconic Bond tuxedo.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the closure of thousands of cinemas around the world and upset the schedule of most big productions, some of which have chosen to broadcast their films in streaming to limit the loss of revenue.
Last fall, Bond’s production announced that the release of the 25th installment in the series was postponed to April 2, 2021 “so that it can be seen in theaters around the world.”
On Thursday, MGM said in a statement to AFP that To die can wait would now be released on October 8, 2021.
The film, whose world premiere was initially scheduled for March 31, 2020 in London, had already been postponed for the first time due to the pandemic.
In the film, which should be the last for Daniel Craig, James Bond has quit his secret service activities and is finally enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica. But his peace of mind is quickly interrupted when his old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, comes to ask him for help.
The “villain” of the story is embodied by the American of Egyptian origin Rami Malek, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2019 for his interpretation of Freddie Mercury, emblematic singer of the rock group Queen.
Alongside him are Lashana Lynch, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw and Christoph Waltz.
The official theme of the film, also titled To die can wait, is performed by the young American singer Billie Eilish.