Fans of James Bond are asking the studios behind No Time To Die to postpone the release of the new 007 movie because of the corona virus.
The 25th Bond adventure is set to be released in April with a rollout starting in Europe on the 2nd of the month and continuing until the 10th in North America.
But on Monday, the fan website MI6-HQ posted an open letter in which it said it was time for MGM and Universal 'to put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of canceling publicity events'.
Concerns: Daniel Craig's James Bond swansong No Time To Die is due out in early April but some fans asked the studios on Monday to delay the release over coronavirus fears
The situation in China has already prompted the studios to move the release of the film in Hong Kong to April 30 and to cancel the film’s publicity tours in China, South Korea and Japan.
However, the world premiere for No Time To Die is still scheduled to take place in London on March 31.
The fan website is suggesting the release be pushed back to the summer amid fears that the spread of coronavirus might lead to the closure of cinemas or keep people from wanting to go to see the film at movie theatres.
'With a month to go before 'No Time To Die' opens worldwide, community spread of the virus is likely to be peaking in the United States,' the open letter said.
'There is a significant chance that cinemas will be closed, or their attendance severely reduced, by early April. Even if there are no legal restrictions on cinemas being open, to quote M in Skyfall, "how safe do you feel?"'
Statement: Fan site MI6-HQ posted an open letter saying MGM and Universal should 'put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of canceling publicity events'
Crisis: The situation in China has already prompted the studios to push back