03-Mar-2020 • No Time To Die
With Disney delaying two of their films with big box-office expectations in Asia, including the much-anticipated 'Mulan,' the Huffington Post in Japan asked distributors what their plans were for the country.
The Disney representative said: "We made this decision from the perspective of the status of the new coronavirus infection and preventive measures. It is the decision of thinking about health and safety of everyone."
With school closures taking place in various parts of the world, it may not be possible to launch a movie for children.
Adult orientated movies, however, are a different beast.
Toho Towa Co., Ltd, who are releasing 'No Time To Die' in Japan for Universal, said they had no plans to delay James Bond. "Study of such postponement of the publication date, entered does not have. This will be released as usual at this stage," a representative said [translated].
"Despite the impact on box-office revenue, it is likely that some films will be released as scheduled unless the cinema is closed," the report concluded.