The recent Coronavirus outbreak, or also known as Covid-19, has greatly impacted the world, and not only to humans but also to businesses, tourism, and even the entertainment industry.
Several movies from Hong Kong and China had to be postponed due to the outbreak. Concerts and press junkets around Asia were either cancelled or rescheduled.
And the latest one to be affected by the lethal virus is Agent 007, James Bond.
Premiere in China cancelled
The suave spy may have cheated death on several occasions but he’s not taking chances this time around.
According to Deadline
, the makers of the film has cancelled their promotional tour in China due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the uncertainty it holds.
The latest installation of James Bond, titled ‘No Time To Die’, is set to premiere in April 2020 amidst the closure of over 70,000 cinemas across China.
Beijing and a few other cities were initially in their tour list, which included appearances by Daniel Craig and other cast member during the screening.
The deadly outbreak’s death toll has officially risen to almost 1,800 to date.
‘No Time To Die’ is Craig’s last film as Agent 007, although ironically, his role in the film will be about him coming out of retirement to fight a new villain.
Other cast members include Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, and Rami Malek.
We foresee that many other films will also follow suit due to the seriousness of the outbreak.