“Die to Die” will be released in American theaters five days earlier than expected.
The Twitter account of the James Bond film announced this on Saturday morning, revealing that it will hit theaters in the United States on November 20th.
The film has now been moved almost twice due to the coronavirus epidemic. “Die Time to Die” was originally set for April 10, but in light of COVID-19 and the shutdown of most movie theaters in March, it was postponed to November 25. The release date for November 12 in the United States remains unchanged.
James Bond will now hit the box office over the weekend with Pixar’s “Soul” before Thanksgiving, usually a competitive time frame. “Soul” was moved from June 19 to November 20 earlier this year. A few other blockbuster movies, such as Marvel’s “Black Widow” (Nov-November) and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part 2” (September 4), also took their summer releases to the brink of collapse.
The unexpected move came after Warner Bros. moved around the movie slate on Friday night. Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” was doubled back to July 31, and DC Comics’ “Wonder Woman 1984” jumped from August 14 to October 2. The fourth “Matrix” was also delayed by almost a year in April, 1922. .
With an estimated budget of more than 200 million, “Die Time to Die” requires the support of the United States and international markets to be successful and proven. Universal is managing the international distribution of the film, and has worked as a producer for MGM and Eon.