No Time To Die could reportedly be released nearly a month early due to coronavirus fears.
The upcoming James Bond film is currently scheduled to hit UK cinemas on April 2 and US theaters on April 10, but producers are said to have discussed plans about bringing the movie forward due to their 'concerns' over the virus.
Earlier in the week, die-hard 007 fans begged MGM and Universal to delay the release of the sequel in an open letter after an Asian promotional tour for the 25th installment was cancelled.
Up in the air: No Time To Die could reportedly be released nearly a month early due to coronavirus fears (Daniel Craig as Bond in the film)
A source claimed: 'There have been formal discussions about bringing it forward, and it’s been suggested that it could even be brought forward to next week rather than waiting until April to see how things pan out with the spread of the virus.'
'Everyone in production is really concerned about the impact of the virus. The more it spreads, the more people will be inclined to self-isolate which will really damage the film’s box office takings.'
Another insider told The Sun: A lot of the crew just want the film to come out now. To say it’s been a labour of love is an understatement.'
MailOnline contacted representatives for Daniel Craig, Universal and EON for further comment.
Thrown into chaos: Producers are said to have discussed plans about bringing the movie forward due to their 'concerns' over the virus (Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann)
Fans of James Bond have asked the studios to postpone the release, with MI6-HQ posting 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'.
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 at the Royal Albert Hall on March 31.
Eager: Die-hard 007 fans have begged MGM and Universal to delay the release of the sequel in an open letter after an Asian promotional tour for the 25th installment was cancelled
The situation in the Far East has prompted estimates that box office takings could be hit by up to