‘No Time to Die’: ‘James Bond’ cancels publicity tour of China over coronavirus fears
The publicity tour for the twenty-fifth installment of the ‘James Bond’ film series, billed to hold in Beijing, China, has been canceled over fears of coronavirus.
There has been public disquiet in the Asian country ever since the “mysterious” disease broke out in Wuhan with the death toll said to have hit 1,665. Travel advisories have been issued. Medical experts are also desperate to create a vaccine.
Culled from TheCable Lifestyle, makers of ‘No Time to Die’, Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance in the blockbuster series, were forced to cancel their publicity tour of China as cinemas in the Asian country remain shut to contain the coronavirus.
According to The Sunday Times, an estimated 70,000 cinema screens across China have remained closed in a development that took a toll on the film business from Shanghai to London.
‘No Time to Die’, due for its UK release on April 3, had been projected to be the highest-grossing Bond movie but filmmakers began expressing their doubts with the cutback in Chinese revenues.