“No Time to Die” will be postponed until November, the James Bond sequel’s backers announced on Wednesday.
The film was originally supposed to be released internationally on April 2 and in the U.S. on April 10. However, the spread of coronavirus has led to closures of theaters in major markets such as Italy, South Korea, China and Japan. That could have been a major blow to “No Time to Die,” which cost more than $200 million to produce and millions more to market. Given that hefty budget, the film will need to perform well in international markets if it wants to make a profit.
“No Time to Die” will be released in the U.K. on Nov. 12, with worldwide release dates to follow, including the U.S. launch on Nov. 25, 2020. MGM and EON produced the film. Universal is handling the international rollout.
Pop star Billie Eilish has recorded the title track for the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, has gone straight in at Number One on Official Singles Chart and has landed the Bond franchise’s biggest ever opening week for one of its themes.
Is the US singer become only the second artist in history to take a Bond theme all the way to the top of the Official Chart.
The song, which was co-written and produced by Eilish and her brother Finneas, racked up 90,000 chart sales across the past seven days including 10.6 million streams.
According to the available Official Charts Company records, that also makes it the biggest opening week for a single so far this year. Additionally, it’s understood to be the biggest opening week for a Bond theme of all time.
Billie sings the song for the next chapter of the James Bond film saga will be released tomorrow, February 13, at 4 pm (Pacific time zone) – in Europe it will already be 1 am on February 14.
Official Chart First Look Top 20
LW TW TITLE ARTIST
NEW 1 NO TIME TO DIE BILLIE EILISH
1 2 BLINDING LIGHTS WEEKND
2 3 THE BOX RODDY RICCH
4 4 DON’T START NOW DUA LIPA
3 5 BEFORE YOU GO LEWIS CAPALDI
7 6 SOMEONE YOU LOVED LEWIS CAPALDI
8 7 ROSES SAINT JHN
5 8 GODZILLA EMINEM FT JUICE WRLD
9 9 EVERYTHING I WANTED BILLIE EILISH
13 10 YUMMY JUSTIN BIEBER
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) February 12, 2020
The US singer, who turned 18 last month, is the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme for the franchise.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said the star, who called the assignment “a huge honour”.
“James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”
The last two Bond themes, Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre), have both won an Oscar.
The singer’s official Twitter account announced the news on Tuesday.
“Billie has written and will perform the theme song for the 25th James Bond film, #NoTimeToDie,” reads the update.
Eilish, at the age of 18, will become the youngest recording artist to have performed a title tune for the franchise.
The Grammy-nominated music star said: “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour.