Dying can wait: will theatrical release be postponed for a 4th time?

The 25th official James Bond adventure is due in theaters on April 2. A new confinement would postpone it to Greek calendars.

It was due out in 2019. But Covid forces, from postponement to postponement, Die can wait should finally be showing in French theaters on April 2 … provided that a new confinement or an umpteenth prolonged curfew does not come, once again, to disrupt Daniel Craig’s last mission in the tuxedo of the best agent of his most gracious Majesty.

Announced in October by the producers of James Bond, the long-awaited date of April 2 seems today, it must be admitted, very optimistic. Indeed, if No Time to Die illuminated the hexagonal screens in the spring, it would be one of the very first films, French or foreign, to be released in theaters and multiplexes in France and Navarre because, in the best case, the curfew, and therefore the impossibility of going to the cinema at the end of the day, should last until the end of March.

A James Bond battle against OSS 117?

For the moment Eon Productions remains upright in its boots and waits for the virus and its English or South African variants to render their verdict. Another blockbuster, this time French, Red Alert in Black Africa, the OSS 117 of Nicolas Bedos, whose release is scheduled for April 14, is also suspended from the health decisions of the French government. The argument should not convince our ministers, but if theaters reopen in the spring, moviegoers fond of action films will be able to see the heroes created by novelists Ian Fleming and Jean Bruce face off against each other at the box office. This blanquette de veau duel versus Dom Pérignon should spark off.

In No Time to Die, James Bond (Daniel Craig) must come out of his retirement in Jamaica to – this will be his last priesthood – save the world threatened by the ultra-modern weapons of the perverted lunatic Lyutsifer Safin camped by the Oscar winner Rami Malek. The psychiatrist Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) will once again help the secret agent to overcome the trials and to carry out this mission … which can no longer wait.

Die can wait (No Time to Die) by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas …


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