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Bond 23 to raise $50m in product placement revenue

The recession has hit the posh world of James Bond. The production budget for yet to be named Bond 23 is estimated to be $150 million. A substantial decrease from $230 million spent in 2008 for Quantum Of Solace. The renewed partnership of MGM & Sony has produced a new agreement to raise £30 million…

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MGM Re-Ups DVD Deal With Fox Through 2016

Deadline.com: MGM Re-ups DVD Deal With Fox   LOS ANGELES, CA April 14, 2011 – MGM announced today that the company has renewed its worldwide Blu-ray Disc and DVD distribution pact with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment through 2016. As part of the new agreement, Fox will now oversee electronic-sell-through for MGM titles and will…

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MGM Makes Distribution Deal With Sony Pictures

Deadline.com: TOLDJA! MGM Makes Distribution Deal With Sony Pictures That Includes James Bond LOS ANGELES, CA., April 13, 2011 – Sony Pictures Entertainment will remain in the James Bond business after reaching an agreement with MGM to co-finance and theatrically market and distribute Bond 23 worldwide, it was announced today by MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief…

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Roger Moore injured in fall

Former James Bond Roger Moore is hobbling around on crutches after injuring himself on a movie set in Romania. The 83-year-old actor was hurt after tripping over a set of wires while shooting the upcoming comedy Christmas at Castlebury Hall last month. Three electricians also fell in the on-set accident, crushing the veteran star. But…

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Stars To Pay Tribute To Bond Composer Barry

A well deserved start studded tribute to John Barry is in the works. Contact Music Stars To Pay Tribute To Bond Composer Barry Stars including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Michael Caine and former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton have signed up to appear at a tribute concert dedicated to late 007 composer John Barry. The…

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Henry Cavill reveals his desire to take over the James Bond

Henry Cavill the new Man of Steel as well as a favorite contender for the role of James Bond among Bond fans has brightened the day of many a fan in an interview with IGN. “Henry Cavill On Superman Excitement And Re-Imagining; Reveals Desire To Play 007! It seems like WonderCon was all about the…

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Netflix Online Streaming adds James Bond Movies

The online streaming arm of Netflix has added James Bond to their line up. Most of the Bond movies in their line up are available in HD. Good news for Bond fans in the United States and Canada (where Netlfix streaming is available). Update: As of late June it looks like the EON Bond Movies…

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Bond 23 Scouting Locations In South Africa?

Reports are flying all over the place based on a tweet from Former England international cricketer Darren Gough who was on a flight to Johannesburg (for Get On Africa). http://twitter.com/DGoughie/status/55558636184936448 Virgin flight was fantastic Sat next to Sam mendes what a lovely bloke and Barbara broccoli James bond owner Can’t wait for next film 4:13…

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Bond 23 Pre-production still uncertain.

<![CDATA[In a strange twist Variety has pulled their earlier story concerning Bond 23's hiatus, the Variety article dated Jan 5th, 2011 seemingly recycled information from this time last year. Thanks to Ale for the update.Discuss this in the DCinB Classic Bond Forum]]>

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Pre-Production on BOND 23 &quot;Halted&quot; –Again!

<![CDATA[Various rumours had a 2012 release date for the as yet untitled Bond 23. Some baulked at the preposterously close release date for a project starting from step one, as well as citing MGM need for a partner to finance the movie. Today Variety is reporting pre-production has once again been halted, if it indeed…

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Is this the end of Daniel Craig as James Bond?

<![CDATA[Is the long winter finally coming to an end? Well maybe. This is the most recent of several stories speculating Daniel may well be leaving Bond to pursue other projects.While we will look for more solid confirmation this is a hopeful sign James Bond may actually be returning. MGM plans new Bond film – but…

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Is this the end of Daniel Craig as James Bond?

<![CDATA[Is the long winter finally coming to an end? Well maybe. This is the most recent of several stories speculating Daniel may well be leaving Bond to pursue other projects.While we will look for more solid confirmation this is a hopeful sign James Bond may actually be returning. MGM plans new Bond film – but…

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Is this the end of Daniel Craig as James Bond?

<![CDATA[Is the long winter finally coming to an end? Well maybe. This is the most recent of several stories speculating Daniel may well be leaving Bond other things.While we will look for more solid confirmation this is a hopeful sign James Bond may actually be returning. MGM plans new Bond film – but there’s talk…

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Is this the end of Daniel Craig as James Bond?

<![CDATA[Is the long winter finally coming to an end? Well maybe. This is the most recent of several stories speculating Daniel may well be leaving Bond other things.While we will look for more solid confirmation this is a hopeful sign James Bond may actually be returning. [quote]MGM plans new Bond film – but there’s talk…

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James Bond back in 2012? Not quite…

<![CDATA[hollywoodinsider.ew.com James Bond back in 2012? Not quite…by Benjamin SvetkeyThis story can be found at hollywoodinsider.ew.com: James Bond back in 2012? Not quite… Will the MGM merger save 007? Not so fast, Mr. Bond. Just because MGM’s creditors approved a merger with Spyglass Entertainment last week — and The Hobbit got a green light a…

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Moore: Quantum of Solace wasn't a great film by any means

<![CDATA[Roger Moore is calling on movie bosses to inject "a little humour" into the next James Bond movie because Quantum of Solace was too serious. Daniel Craig made his second outing as 007 in Quantum Of Solace, but the film was largely panned by critics. Moore is convinced a more humorous script for the next…

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MGM Spyglass Deal Approved

<![CDATA[Despite the best efforts of investor Carl Icahn MGM creditors have voted on a reorganization plan that moves the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It remains to be seen what if any trouble Icahn may cause. From MGM: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”) today announced that the secured lenders voting in the Company’s solicitation process have overwhelmingly…

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Peter Morgan: 'James Bond lacks realism'

<![CDATA[ By Simon Reynolds for Digital Spy Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan has claimed that the James Bond series lacks realism. The Queen and Frost/Nixon writer, who was hired to pen a script for the 23rd franchise instalment before MGM’s financial problems postponed the project, told indieWire that he struggles to “still believe a British secret…

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Peter Morgan: Bond 23 Script was never finished

<![CDATA[In a recent interview with Coming Soon.net Peter Morgan revealed after Bond Producer Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson placed Bond 23 on indefinite hiatus he left the project to pursue other opportunities. In addition to his departure he revealed he never got beyond the initial outlining stage. Rumours from earlier this year had talk…