Courtesy : Daily Express
The talking point in China continues to be the outbreak of Coronavirus where not only has a number of deaths occurred owing to the virus but also has several movie premieres been canceled.
It seemed like the virus outbreak that happened a long time ago would have stopped after a while but the premieres continue to be canceled even now. The latest to be hit by the same is none other than the latest Bond film, No Time To Die.
The latest Bond film stars Daniel Craig which is Craig's last film in the character is now all set to debut in North America by 10th April 2020. Chinese cinemas and huge swathes of the world’s second-largest economy have been shut since the country’s lunar new year holiday last month. Even if theaters reopen in April in time for the film to screen, Chinese fans will be unable to catch Craig and the film’s other stars in the flesh, as they have been advised to stay out of the country at that time, a Chinese report said.
The novel coronavirus, which first appeared in China’s Hubei province, has now infected more than 71,000 people globally and killed 1,775, including five people outside of mainland China.
China is one of the most important overseas markets for the Bond franchise and was the highest-grossing overseas territory for its last installment, Spectre, other than the U.K. That film, also starring Craig, made $881 million worldwide, $84 million of which came from China.