James Bond’s upcoming movie No Time To Die‘s premiere in Beijing was on Monday (February 17) cancelled over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak in China.
According to Deadline, movies lead star Daniel Craig and other cast members won’t attend the April screening or the subsequent publicity tour of the country. Similarly, a tour of other Chinese cities have also been scrapped.
Cinemas across the world’s second-largest box office market remain shut indefinitely amid efforts to controlling the spread of the virus.
There is currently little clarity on when the business may return to normal. The death toll in China now exceeds 1,770 people.
Craig returns to play the suave British spy for the fifth and final time in the movie, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
“No Time To Die” also stars Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, and others.
The film is slated for the UK release on April 8 and in North America on April 10.
(With inputs from agencies)