Feeds

Sony Pictures opens wallet for Bond 23

Co-financing deal for 007

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Sony Pictures has inked a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute Bond 23 – the next outing for 007 slated hit to hit cinemas on 9 November 2012.

In April last year, the movie was suspended indefinitely as MGM struggled with a hefty $3.7bn debt. In January, it was announced Daniel Craig could dust off his Walther after all for a third outing as Bond, as the studio emerged from bankruptcy.

The new deal, announced yesterday by Sony Pictures' Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, and MGM's Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, is a natural progression of the existing relationship between the two companies. Sony distributed Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, the Hollywood Reporter explains.

Barber and Birnbaum said: "Sony Pictures is the ideal studio partner for us as MGM re-enters the filmmaking business. We have longstanding relationships with Michael and Amy and look forward to what promises to be a prosperous future together."

Lynton said: "In addition to working together on Bond, this deal expands our relationship with MGM as we explore co-financing opportunities on other high-profile projects."

Among such projects could be Bond 24, the Hollywood Reporter notes. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.