Release date for Bond 25 delayed, new writer brought on board
The release date for the next James Bond movie has been delayed for a second time.
The movie had been due to hit cinemas on February 14th in 2020, a delay from its original release date of November 8th in 2019, but has now slipped again.
The film, which is currently known as Bond 25, will now hit cinemas on April 8th in 2020.
The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020." pic.twitter.com/YQMRoVoTei— James Bond (@007) February 15, 2019
According to reports, the delay is down to script issues. The Playlist reports that Scott Z. Burns, writer on Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum, has been brought in re-work things.
Burns' arrival is the latest change for the film, which has already seen director Danny Boyle leave and be replaced by True Detective creator Cary Fukunaga.
Boyle had wanted to work with screenwriter John Hodge on the project, but his script was rejected by producers.
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters on Skyfall and Spectre, were then brought back in, but their new effort does not seem to have satisfied producers and Fukunaga.
Production on the movie, which is widely anticipated to be Daniel Craig's last in the role, is still expected to begin in the first half of this year.