Will November still be the release month?

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  • thelordflasheartthelordflasheart Posts: 305MI6 Agent
    I almost wrote a post a while back titled "Want to see NTTD in November? Wear a mask today".

    I was watching a Bond influencer video, and 20 minutes into it his guest started in on conspiracy theories about coronavirus not being as bad as some people or governments were making it out to be. Sadly, the influencer didn't really contradict him on this (from what I saw, I stopped watching that video and his other videos after that; I was just so disheartened).

    Did this one video (or perhaps other videos afterward) break the camel's back that allowed coronavirus to spread to the point that NTTD will now likely be delayed again? No, but it's sad that it *contributes* to the idea that "my rejection of reality is as valid as your factual information" which, in this case, affects everyone. Not being American, it's genuinely mystifying to me that people won't engage in the basic practices that, we're told, could get the pandemic under control (not eliminated) in 6 weeks. Why in the world would people NOT want to be able to get back aspects of normal life sooner? Is sending a message to or pwning people with a different political view than yours REALLY that important that you'll help contribute to the propagation of this virus that affects everyone - not just their health, but their employment and lifestyle?

    Every country has issues with this, and we're seeing increases all over the world. But because the US is such a large percentage of global box office (as well as influencing behaviour of politicians and citizens in other countries) it has a major effect on whether NTTD comes out in November - for everyone.

    I have, and have had, a lot of family members and friends in the armed forces and police. When I think of the sacrifices they've made to keep others safe - the idea that someone whines that wearing some cloth over his face and staying six feet away from other people is such a burden - grow up. And a pair.

    So that's my frustration vented. We had our chance a few months ago but because the burden we were asked to assume was so great and unrealistic (why couldn't it have been something easy like storming the beaches at Normandy?) I just can't see this coming out in November in theatres. I'd be happy to be wrong, but with the way the numbers are going I just don't see it.
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 269MI6 Agent
    Incredibly emotive piece on the London news just now looking at independent cinemas in London, including some of my favourites like the Prince Charles and the Peckhamplex...which opened but has been forced to shut doors again due to low attendance.

    Several in the report said they were relying on Bond to bring people back. Swines then cut to Bond rasping "if we don't do this...then there will be nothing left to save."

    What?
    Oh, no...I was just slicing some onions earlier!

    :'(


    Anyway, they further locked down a massive swathe of Wales today. In 6 weeks...will there even be anything left to save?!
  • BlindManBaldwinBlindManBaldwin Posts: 104MI6 Agent
    Incredibly emotive piece on the London news just now looking at independent cinemas in London, including some of my favourites like the Prince Charles and the Peckhamplex...which opened but has been forced to shut doors again due to low attendance.

    Several in the report said they were relying on Bond to bring people back. Swines then cut to Bond rasping "if we don't do this...then there will be nothing left to save."

    What?
    Oh, no...I was just slicing some onions earlier!

    :'(


    Anyway, they further locked down a massive swathe of Wales today. In 6 weeks...will there even be anything left to save?!

    Oh man that's brilliant storytelling on the part of the news producers, that stings.
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 269MI6 Agent

    Oh man that's brilliant storytelling on the part of the news producers, that stings.

    yes, all the feels!


    I should add I am increasingly of the mind that releasing in some territories, UK included, is bordering on gross negligence, unless there is a marked improvement in circumstances.


    And I say that as someone who has been lucky enough to go to several advance press screenings, and gone to midnight first screenings for as long as I have lived where that was possible, and associate Bond with the big screen experience in a fundamental way.
  • YouknowthenameYouknowthename Carver Media GroupPosts: 495MI6 Agent
    I should add I am increasingly of the mind that releasing in some territories, UK included, is bordering on gross negligence, unless there is a marked improvement in circumstances.


    And I say that as someone who has been lucky enough to go to several advance press screenings, and gone to midnight first screenings for as long as I have lived where that was possible, and associate Bond with the big screen experience in a fundamental way.

    Things are taking a turn for the worse in Holland too - at this moment, I would not feel very comfortable sitting in a movie theater. Not even to see the latest James Bond film.
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 269MI6 Agent

    Things are taking a turn for the worse in Holland too - at this moment, I would not feel very comfortable sitting in a movie theater. Not even to see the latest James Bond film.

    Sorry to hear that.

    And yes, "someone usually dies" is a great line, a less good warning for a cinema ticket.
  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 269MI6 Agent
    edited October 2020
    Well, here we are in October...

    I see the marketing has doubled down now by going from "In Cinemas" to "ONLY in cinemas.."

    https://twitter.com/007/status/1311621890662834176

    :)) :)) OK, OK, we get it....


    This is interesting on the subject: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/hardly-covid-cases-have-linked-cinemas-time-crack/
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,946MI6 Agent
    Unknown007 wrote:
    Does anyone still think this will still be released in November?

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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,962MI6 Agent
    Ah good, we can close this thread now and start fresh with another one titled "Will April still be the release month?" :D
  • 72897289 Beau DesertPosts: 1,673MI6 Agent
    25 July 2020
    7289 wrote:
    Mark Steyn has announced the release for NTTD will be Spring 2021.

    Seems Mr. S was right.
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,038MI6 Agent
    JTM wrote:
    Ah good, we can close this thread now and start fresh with another one titled "Will April still be the release month?" :D

    :)) :)) :)) :#
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  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    Reality is films like NTTD, Too Gun 2 etc releasing in 2021 could be the shot in the arm for film industry, and it will need it (if all the cinemas have not closed by then anyway - millions depend on that industry)

    So as frustrating as it it releasing now is just not the right thing to do, in fact could be seen as irresponsible if they continued with a Nov launch date. A small fortune has been spent on this film and it’s not an amount that can be ignored the accountants will be demanding at least cost recovery or the financiers who are no doubt feeling the pinch this year will have lower or a lack of funding in the future.

    Note of caution even if a vaccine is found if will and should go to those in need (and that may mean some of us on here for many other reasons than being Bond fans). But to vaccinate the remaining billions of us will not be done overnight you are talking maybe 6 months (or likely more) to manufacture, distribute and complete vaccination (search Spanish flu, history repeats itself).

    So as disappointing as it may be it’s the right thing to do, but don’t bet your life savings on Spring 21 just yet - it’s in the hands now of the human race and just how seriously we all take social responsibility and looking out for each other.

    Cheers :007)
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I wonder if it will be released in this decade !! :D
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,547MI6 Agent
    Not surprising. My strong preference remains to see NTTD in all its IMAX glory in a real theater and I'm willing to wait for that.
    However, to prepare myself for the possibility of a VOD release I have upgraded from a Sony 55" 4K TV to a Sony 75" 4k TV. Even if I eventually get to see NTTD safely in my local IMAX.....my Bond Blu Ray collection is looking that much more stunning and immersive on that 75" screen. :)
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