RGARDINR wrote: »
I see on skynews that cineworld is to close all of their UK US and Irish cinemas this wk. So that's the one in Dublin City centre gone. Leaves the lighthouse and savoy. I know they pushed bond and other films back so more people can see them but realistically there won't be anywhere to see them come April. I can now see it been released on say sky store and left over cinemas at same time. Like how much longer can odeon and Vue etc. Hold on?
Mr.S wrote: »
They intend to re-open next year, so it's not permanent (for now).
I'd say Odeon / Vue / Independents won't be far behind unless they make a decent attempt at second screenings. They have the space for social distancing so it's down to demand and local restrictions. I still think with a bit of effort they could put together a fairly decent programme with reduced ticket prices.
Zero chance No Time to Die will release first on VOD. They will wait for a cinema release and then likely a quick release to VOD.
Big Gerry wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if it gets moved again to 2021 or 2022.
Big Gerry wrote:
The cinema industry is dead for the foreseeable future.
dr.kenneth noisewater wrote: »
Already been moved to April 2021
silverharp wrote: »
Assuming it will be pay per view how would they price it? you would think people have a price point in the 10-15 range, if they want to charge ~30 wont a lot of people baulk and just think to themselves they can watch an already delayed movie when the prices drop.
Mr.S wrote: »
Unless MGM are desperate, surely it makes sense to wait until 2021 and do a proper theatrical release? Or I guess, they could do a limited streaming agreement and then release in cinemas next year.
Decuc500 wrote: »
Have to subscribe to yet another streaming service to watch the new Bond movie? No thanks.
Harry Palmr wrote: »
Selling it online doesn't have to be the end of the cinema release, if it's any good and is obviously spectacular then they'll be a decent number who would pay for the proper presentation in 2021 or 2022.
Arghus wrote: »
It's not that surprising really. There's no guarantee that things will be sufficiently okay enough for a wide scale release by April, lets hope so, but no one knows for sure, at some point they're going to start exploring other options.
Though I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Nothing beats seeing a new release on a cinema screen, but you'd wonder how much of a long term impact Covid is going to have on the business. There's five cinemas locally to me and two are definitely gone and won't be coming back and I wouldn't fancy all of the remaining three to make it through if we have shuttered theatres well into 2021.
py2006 wrote: »
R.I.P Mr Bond...
They will have to add "In Memory of Sean Connery" to the start or end credits of this now.
Wedwood wrote: »
Of the surviving Bond actors, George Lazenby is 81, Timothy Dalton is 74, Pierce Brosnan is 67 and Daniel Craig Is 52. All either OAPs or middle aged.
Dades wrote: »
That's hardly surprising. Almost all Bond movies have starred a middle-aged man.And the last Bond before the current one started his stint 25 years ago!
Agent Coulson wrote: »
A £250/300m budget to make it and MGM would want about £500m+ profit on it.
Is a streaming company really ready to pay £750m - £1b for it.
I guess they might if it also came with exclusive streaming rights to all the Bond films.