Coronavirus has not just impacted the regular lives of people but has also created a doomsday scenario for Hollywood. Several movie release dates were delayed due to the spread of coronavirus worldwide.
- James Bond delayed due to Coronavirus.
- Lost in Russia to be premiered free online.
- Mission Impossible 7 crew returned home until the production starts again.
First ascertained in China in the month of December 2019, the Covid-19 upsurge has had effects on travel sector widely, disrupting the economy as well. The outbreak poses a threat to the entertainment industry, although not as majorly as it is to human life.
Several movie release dates have been delayed due to the spread of Coronavirus worldwide. Continue reading to know more about the release dates of movies delayed because of the outbreak.
1. Originally scheduled to premiere on April 8th 2020, the swansong of Daniel Craig’s “James Bond: No Time to Die” is delayed by seven months until November 2020. The exorbitant motion film’s China premiere was cancelled by the Universal prior to the announcement of rescheduling the film’s release date. The James Bond producers and MGM have announced that the movie will come out on 12th November 2020 in UK and on 25th November in US.
2. Theater release of the blockbuster movie “Lost in Russia” which was supposed to be releasing on 22nd January 2020 has now been delayed due to Coronavirus. The distributor, Huanxi announced that the film will now be premiered online for free as the people are resisting being in crowded spaces.
3. Usually, the biggest films of China are released by the end of January during the Lunar New Year holiday. As the government has ordered to shut down all the theaters in China, the major Chinese film “Enter the Fat Dragon” became another film to be premiered online on January 31st 2020.
4. It was announced on 24th January 2020 that the family blockbuster named “Sonic the Hedgehog” has been put on hold by the Paramount Pictures in China indefinitely due to coronavirus. The new release date for the same is yet to be determined.
5. Paramount Pictures announced on 26th February 2020 that the shoot of Mission: Impossible 7 which was scheduled to take place in Venice, Italy will be paused for the time being. It was a planned shoot for a period of three weeks. Until the production starts again, the crew was allowed to return home for the safety purpose.
6. Production of the feature film based on the 2013 novel of Jin Yucheng, “Blossoms” was put on halt. The film was supposed to be filmed in Shanghai teased to be a spiritual sequel to “In the Mood for Love”.
7. Primarily scheduled to be released in cinemas of UK on March 27th and in US cinemas a week later, the release date of “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” was pushed forward by Sony to 7th August. This decision came into action after the delay in the release date of the new James Bond movie.
8. The high-profile American film “Jojo Rabbit” by Searchlight experienced the delay as well due to the coronavirus outbreak. The February release dates scheduled for China were cancelled.
9. The release of the live-action blockbuster “Mulan” which was said to be released on 27th March 2020 is now put on hold in China. It is yet not clear as to when this China-set of Disney will be released.
10. The New York premiere of the Warner Bros.’ animated feature film “Superman: Red Son” was cancelled because of the coronavirus.
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This article is written by- Ashima Prabhakar.