James Bond film No Time To Die's release date 'is brought forward after the end of Covid lockdown is announced'

JAMES Bond film No Time To Die's release date has reportedly been brought forward again after Boris Johnson revealed when lockdown will end.

After the announcement that Covid restrictions will lift on June 21, it has been reported that the latest 007 film will be released in UK cinemas on September 30.

Tom Linay, who is marketing company Digital Cinema Media’s Content Business Director, tweeted: "It looks like No Time To Die is no released on 30 September in the UK."

The 25th Bond film is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2021 after it was set to be released in cinemas in 2020 before the pandemic saw it pushed back to April 2021 and then October 8.

Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, has been hugely delayed and has suffered serious setbacks since development began in 2016.

The latest entry in the franchise will still be released in the United States on October 8 as planned.

The Sun has contacted Eon for comment.

Boris revealed his roadmap for easing the country back to normality and confirmed that cinemas will re-open on May 17, with social distancing rules.

This means that fans may get the opportunity to watch the hotly anticipated film a week earlier than expected.

The 52-year-old actor will return for his last spin as the British spy and will be joined by Léa Seydoux, who returns as Madeleine Swann.

American actor Rami Malek was confirmed as the movie's villain, Safin, andAna De Armas will take on the role of Paloma, a CIA agent who assists Bond on his mission.

The film is the most expensive Bond yet at £200million – and studio bosses will be keen to recoup that through box office sales.

It is far costlier than the two previous Bonds — 2015’s Spectre (£182million) and 2012’s Skyfall (£138million).

Besides the lavish locations and set-pieces, the film has been dogged by problems.

Director Danny Boyle quit over the script in 2018 and was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga.

Filming was delayed by four more months when star Craig hurt his ankle on the set.

An explosion at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, left a crew member injured.

Filming wrapped in October 2019 and by the end of December £199.5million had been spent.

James Bond chiefs faced agonising re-shoots of key scenes because the super spy’s technology quickly became out of date.

An insider said: “The details of the gadgets and things are all kept tightly under wraps, but everyone knows that James Bond always carries the latest kit with him.

“The problem is that some of those things were the very latest models back when they started filming.

“But by the time the movie comes out now it will look like Daniel Craig and all of the other cast members are carrying something that has been out for ages. That isn’t really the point of these deals."

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