Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Hollywood Babble On & On #674: Sony Lands Bond

Welcome to the show folks...

It looks like Bond 23 will be released by Sony Pictures. MGM managed to leverage their only big franchise into not only a distribution deal, but also a deal to co-produce Sony's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, also starring Daniel Craig.

Now if things go the way they seem to go, it should be the way a deal should go, and by that I mean good for both sides.

It's good for MGM because if Dragon Tattoo does well, it will give the long moribund company some actual box office revenue which it hasn't seen in a long time. Plus having with

It's good for Sony, because they get the distribution fees from the copper-bottomed Bond franchise and a co-financier for Dragon Tattoo which is a nice infusion of fresh capital after the $100+ million debacle otherwise known as James L. Brooks How Do You Know.

Of course that's if someone doesn't do something to screw it all up, and with this being Hollywood, there's lots of opportunities for both sides to blow it. I just hope they don't, because MGM needs to stop hemorrhaging employees, plus I love those damn Bond movies.

1 comment:

  1. Blast Hardcheese9/2/11 7:24 pm

    I just hope the next one is better than Quantum of Solace. After the breath of fresh air from Casino Royale, QoS was an unwatchable morass of shaky-cam and hamfisted political statements. (We're recreating the lady-covered-in-gold from Goldfinger, but this time she's covered in oil! Ooooh, edgy!)

    Bleah. Have Daniel Craig doing what he does best - killin' him some folks who just need killin'. Oh, and is it too much to ask for a catchy theme tune? The last one sounded like they locked Jack White in a trunk and bunged him down some stairs.