Feb 18 (Fox Business) – The latest James Bond movie, which marks Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007, will not have a star-studded premiere in Beijing this April over coronavirus fears, according to a report from The Sunday Times.
News of the canceled publicity tour was made just when the virus’ death toll surpassed 1,600.
About 70,000 movie theaters across China have been closed amid the outbreak, which has forced over 50 million people in the country to remain inside in hopes of containing the spread of the virus. Movie theaters are reportedly set to be closed until April as a result. However, the DailyMail, citing a studio insider, reported that the
The final title to Craig’s James Bond series, “No Time to Die,” was expected to be a big moneymaker for Universal Pictures – in part because of the Chinese market. The last James Bond movie, Spectre, made more than $880 million worldwide – $83.5 million came from China.