Song Joong Ki was filming for his movie Bogota in Colombia earlier when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and everything was forced to shut down. The Korean star and the production team returned back home for safety reasons. Coronavirus outbreak has affected the whole world and every filming project has been delayed and it means Bogota movie is also pushed back.
There are also rumors that the Bogota movie has been canceled as Song Joong Ki doesn’t have any dates in the future and the producers can’t afford such a long delay. Here are more updates on Song Joong Ki Bogota release date, COVID-19 effects on filming, cancellation rumors and new premiere date.
Song Joong Ki and Bogota Filming Delay Updates
Song Joong Ki and his team went to Colombia in January and it was decided to shoot for three months in the outdoor location. But due to the COVID-19 outbreak declared as a pandemic, they had to return back in March. There were reports that Song Joong Ki will return back to Colombia this month for completing the remaining shoot of Bogota, but a new update reveals that the shooting is further delayed.
Megabox Plus M, the distribution company for Bogota released an official statement saying that filming won’t resume until next year due to COVID-19. The health and safety of the actors along with the production staff are more important than anything else. Bogota filming won’t start until next year and Song Joong Ki will only return on the sets when the COVID-19 threat is over.
Bogoto Canceled Rumors and New Release Date
There are rumors that Bogota has been canceled over budget issues after Song Joong Ki has returned to South Korea. It is said that the funding has been cut and Song Joong Ki will not resume filming, which is why the Bogota movie is canceled.
— Soompi (@soompi) May 26, 2020
There are also claims that most of the production staff is also removed and Bogota is completely scrapped. However, none of the rumors are true as Bogota filming is only delayed. Song Joong Ki will return on the big screens again when Bogota releases in theaters in 2021.