Apr 14, 2011

Tradecraft: Sony Cinches Up Bond Deal

Even though we already knew it, Sony and MGM officially confirmed yesterday that Sony, who previously partnered with MGM on Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, will once again distribute the next James Bond movie (the 23rd official entry in the series), which is due out on November 9, 2012.  The official press release, which can be read on Deadline, also adds that the deal includes Bond 24 as well.  Frankly, I'm surprised that Sony didn't manage to finagle a few more Bonds out of MGM in this agreement. I guess we'll go through all this again for Bond 25. In the meantime, I think this is probably good for the series. Sony knows what it's doing with Bond (even if Quantum of Solace was bad), and Barbara Broccoli has said many times how much she liked working with Sony's Amy Pascal, so I think 007 is in good hands.

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