When I was in London recently to visit the set of Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film, there was a good bit of talk about how the long break between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall turned out to be a positive thing for this film. Daniel Craig told me, for example, “the enforced break before this movie gave us the chance to go away, think about things and put together a script very early, and get the best director for the job. That was my only ambition out of it, was to improve.”
That break won’t happen again, if MGM and Sony get their way. Yesterday at CinemaCon Rory Bruer, Sony’s President of Worldwide Distribution, said that the next adventure of 007 is planned for release in 2014. The question, then, is: will Daniel Craig return? Read More »
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Several months ago, reports leaked that formerly struggling production company MGM was close to signing a deal with Sony to distribute James Bond 23, starring Daniel Craig and directed by Sam Mendes. That deal was rumored to also allow Sony to “release all future films made by MGM.” Now, official word has come down and only part of that is true.
MGM has officially partnered with Sony to distribute both James Bond 23 on November 9, 2012 as well as James Bond 24 several years later. Then, according to the press release, “MGM and Sony Pictures have agreed to explore co-financing opportunities on future motion pictures produced by each of the respective studios for the next five years.” Does that mean we’re closer to seeing Red Dawn and A Cabin in the Woods or the Robocop and Child’s Play remakes, just to name a few? Maybe. Read more about the deal after the break. Read More »
We’ve known in the past 24 hours that Sony and MGM were working on a deal that would allow Sony to again distribute James Bond, and that would also carry forward as a real partnership between the studios.
Now we have more details, and some of them are quite good. The deal will allow Sony to “release all future films made by MGM,” as well as films that have already been completed. That means we could actually see The Cabin in the Woods, written and produced by Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, and the Red Dawn remake this year. Read More »
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