MGM Cancels James Bond 23
Posted 07.07.10 by reelz
According to Harry Knowles over at AintItCool.com, MGM has permanently canceled all development on the next James Bond movie as the studio continues to deal with its financial woes.
Can't say we didn't see this coming. Last April, we learned that production on the movie was delayed indefinitely, and with the recent studio troubles surrounding The Hobbit, this news isn't shocking so much as saddening. Fans looking forward to seeing what a Sam Mendes-directed (Road to Perdition), Peter Morgan-scripted (Frost/Nixon), Daniel Craig-acted 007 movie would look like, may never get the chance.
The silver lining, of course, is that James Bond movies are just too popular to die, so someone or some company will undoubtedly come to the rescue. But would MGM then continue to keep the franchise, or would they will sell it? If the latter holds true, a new studio may not keep the current creatives intact — which would be shocking and saddening.