In case you haven’t heard, the new James Bond movie is getting all held up, because the franchise’s home studio–MGM, isn’t doing so well in the money department. Titled “Bond 23,” the sequel to 2006’s “Quantum of Solace” will be postponed until MGM’s future becomes more certain.
Maybe the next Bond film can raise enough money through product placement to pay its own way.
MGM could be sold, or undergo company restructuring, in order to alleviate its $3.7bn debts. Revolutionary Road director Sam Mendes, is attached to direct, with a late 2011-early 2012 release date, but given the 86-year old studio’s uncertainty, audiences will have to wait even longer for Daniel Craig ‘s third outting as the international spy.
In the meantime, here’s a still from the N64 game GoldenEye…
…and Sean “Bond” Connery escaping from lasers: