Sony Pictures opens wallet for Bond 23
Co-financing deal for 007
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. ®
Awful.. kind of..
Actually, I thought that Daniel Craig did a pretty decent job in a pretty awful pair of films. Casino Royale starts promisingly but loses its way and is far too long. Quantum of Solace is instantly forgettable. But at least there were no invisible cars.
Roger and Sean Forever!
1. Nutter tries to take over the world ( again! )
2. Bond is knocking boots
3. Mission is given to find out what nutter is up to
4. Bond is knocking boots again
5. Bond manages to check his urges long enough to found out about nutter ( and freaky henchman with odd skill )
6. Bond knocks some more boots
7. Q turns up with some fun stuff for Bond to show off
8. Bond finds out bird he was last with is working with nutter
9. Bond sneaks in to nutters base/house/space station, shoots the place up, knocks out hired skilled special henchman
10. Makes escape with another bird he fancies knocking boots with, while nutter goes off to formulate a new plan for world domination and hiring more birds for the next Bond to knock boots with!
Now slot in Roger or Sean and Donald Pleasance as required!
Like the Bond, dont remember the film
Daniel Craig as Bond is a great call. As another posted said above he is meant to be a thug as Casino Royale went back in time to the beginning of his career.
That said, Bond good...films ok to mediocre. Casino Royale started good, went on too long but had a unique ending for Bond who is obviously just learning to never allow a personal relationship to get in the way of work. Words to live by! Bloody women!
I dont really remember Quantum of Solace which is a bad thing really. Didnt it have something to do with water, or lack of? It wasnt entertaining enough for me to enjoy or remember.
Personally my favourite two Bond films were Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Peirce had a good blend of tough guy, intelligence and sophistication and the change of M to Dame Judi Dench was brilliant.
The World is Not Enough was predictable bollocks and Madonna shit all over Die Another Day, stupid wannabee english pop strumpet. Invisible cars my arse! It started well with the torture scene and expulsion from MI6 but soon fell apart when he got chased by a frickin solar mirror thingy.
I think some people...
... need to go back and read the original Fleming stories before they start talking about "Real Bond(tm)"
At least in Quantum of Solace they got the drink right!
Cue lots of...
Sony products prominently displayed.
I actually like Daniel Craig as Bond, and Casino Royale was a good film, probably the closest any of the Bond films have stuck to the book. Then Quantum of Solace went the other other way, and just took the title of a short story that features Bond being told a rather sad story about a Burmudan embassy employee and his disintegrating marriage...