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    Bond 23 is a Go!

    Didn't hear? MGM has been approved for bankruptcy.
    Today’s ruling is an important milestone for MGM. Thanks to the support of our lenders and the hard work of our employees, we have moved through the restructuring process quickly. By dramatically reducing MGM’s debt load and providing MGM with access to new capital, the reorganization plan the Court confirmed today will enable MGM to emerge from this process with a solid financial foundation and will position MGM to be a successful studio going forward.
    Part of the studio's plan on moving forward is to get the latest Bond film going!

    Sources: James Bond 23 Moving Forward Again; Daniel Craig Will Return - Screen Rant MGM's Bankruptcy Plan Approved - TheStreet

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    It was bound to happen when they gave the greenlight for The Hobbit.

    Hopefully in this one there will be a return of the gadgets and Q.

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    Unfortunately we still have to wait until 2012. I didn't like the last one, but Casino Royale was great and I really hope that Q returns. When watching the Daniel Craig Bonds I have the feeling that something is missing. Moneypenny and Q make the bond movies outstanding from other spy movies. The new ones are just a copy of the Jason Bourne trilogy.

    Many will disagree but besides Sean Connery Pierce Brosnan was the best Bond for me.

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    The problem with Quantum of Solace is that it was a basically a sequel to Casino Royale. They said previously that storyline has been resolved.

    Daniel Craig himself has stated that the absence of Q from the last two movies was a mistake and that he hopes they bring him back for Bond 23. Hopefully they can bring John Cleese back as I thought he was great and kept the spirit of Desmond Llewelyn in the character.


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    Re: Bond 23 is a Go!

    Looking forward to it, and hope it's better then Quantum Solstice.
    New James Bond film to shoot this year

    Tuesday, January 11 2011, 5:29pm ESTBy Naomi Rainey, Entertainment Reporter



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    The new James Bond movie is due to start filming later this year, it has been officially announced.

    EON Productions confirmed that the next instalment of the long-running spy franchise will go ahead, after doubt was previously cast over the future of the series.

    A statement read: "Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, co-chairmen and chief executive officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc, today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012."

    Daniel Craig will return as the famous MI6 operative, while Sam Mendes is on board to direct the Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan-penned screenplay.

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    Re: Bond 23 is a Go!

    Quote Originally Posted by JMora View Post
    Looking forward to it, and hope it's better then Quantum Solstice.
    Daniel Craig will return as the famous MI6 operative
    Darn it. I was hoping Roger Moore was coming back.

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    Re: Bond 23 is a Go!

    Lets Hope they can get this next one ot be more than the last film...better action, better villain, and maybe some more social commentary on the world?

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    Re: Bond 23 is a Go!

    Who will distribute the next James Bond movie? And why it matters.


    Today 20th Century Fox became the latest to join the battle royale over distribution rights for the next James Bond movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Sony (which released the last two films) and Paramount are reportedly the other contenders. But does it really make any difference who distributes a James Bond movie? Would it have any creative impact on Bond 23?

    The answer is yes, no, and it depends. Coming out of bankruptcy, it’s entirely possible that MGM — Bond’s longtime home — would want a distribution partner that would be willing to foot a good chunk of the production costs on the next Bond film (now slated for a Nov. 2012 release). Sony, for instance, put up 75 percent of the cash to make 2006’s Casino Royale with MGM, and 50 percent of the money to make 2008’s Quantum of Solace. But the more money a potential distributor puts into the production budget, the more say they have about what they’re paying for. The Broccolis, the family that’s been producing Bond movies for MGM/UA since the 1960s, always retain a huge degree of creative autonomy no matter what studio happens to be distributing, but not even the Broccolis could completely ignore the opinion of a studio that’s responsible for, say, $100 million of their movie’s budget. Especially when that studio is famous for its micro-management style (take a bow Fox!).

    Even if MGM pays all its own expenses producing Bond 23 and simply hires a studio to distribute, there could still be issues. Marketing a Bond movie isn’t like marketing other films. It’s a massive undertaking, with a million decisions, some highly sensitive. Take product placement, for example. What sort of wristwatch Bond wears, what sort of car he drives, what brand of vodka he shakes (not stirs) in his martinis — these are all deadly serious matters in Bondville. And then there’s the months-long publicity tour that accompanies every Bond movie’s opening. That’s almost as grueling a process as making a Bond movie. Whoever is marketing the film needs to get along not only the Broccolis, but with Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast.
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    Re: Bond 23 is a Go!

    Closer to a go!

    Sony Inks Deal With MGM to Release
    Next Bond Film

    UPDATED: The companies will co-finance and distribute the movie, known only as Bond 23, which set for release on Nov. 9, 2012, as well as the next film in the franchise.

    Sony Pictures, which released the last two James Bond movies, has struck a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute worldwide the next Bond, still known only as Bond 23.

    With Bond 23 set for release on Nov. 9, 2012, Sony and MGM also plan to join forces for the next film in the ongoing series, Bond 24, under a similar arrangement.

    As part of the deal, announced Wednesday by MGM’s Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony’s Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, MGM and Sony are also exploring co-financing deals on future movies produced by each of the studios during the next five years.

    Although not mentioned in the announcement, MGM is expected to co-finance Sony's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which will be released Dec. 21. There has also been speculation the two companies could join forces for the upcoming Total Recall, although no deal appears to be in place yet on that title.

    MGM, which is rebuilding as it emerges from bankruptcy, had sounded out a number of studios about a distribution deal for its upcoming Bond movie, which will be directed by Sam Mendes and once again star Daniel Craig. While talks with Paramount broke down when that studio declined to go below an 8 percent distribution fee and wouldn’t agree to partner on other films, Sony moved to the head of the list to capture the Bond distribution rights.

    Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson already had a comfort level with Sony, which played a role in re-launching the Bond franchise with 2006’s Casino Royale, which grossed $599 million worldwide, followed by 2008’s Quantum of Solace, which collected $577 million.

    “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,” Barber and Birnbaum 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,” Lynton said.
    Sony Inks Deal With MGM to Release Next Bond Film - The Hollywood Reporter
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