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NTTD cost approaches $290M, B25 says

No Time to Die poster released Sept. 1.

The cost of No Time to Die was approaching $290 million as of mid-year, according to a U.K. regulatory filing.

B25 Ltd., in a Dec. 1 filing, put the cost at 213.9 million British pounds as of June 30 for a “work in progress.” The filing defines that as “costs incurred on film production for which the film has not yet been completed or delivered.”

At current exchange rates, that’s about $287.7 million.

Eon Productions formed B25 as part of the making of No Time to Die. The movie has been delayed multiple times, including twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No Time to Die currently is scheduled for release in April 2021.

The filing also said the company received 95,487 pounds (about $128,600) as part of a U.K. job retention program. The payments were related to “furlough costs for payroll staff” from March to June 2020. The average monthly number of people employed was 25. The government payments were reported earlier this week by the Daily Mail.