Could the future of 007 be in a streaming service anytime soon?
Amazon is in talks to acquire MGM and its $ 9 billion James Bond library, a well-placed source, Collider, said.
Although such a deal has been rumored for weeks, rumors intensified following Discovery’s deal to acquire WarnerMedia, prompting The Information to release a speculative report on Monday, though several trades have since emptied their notebooks.
For its part, Deadline claims that serious discussions have taken place over the past week and that neither Amazon nor MGM have commented on the discussions. MGM has been one of Hollywood’s best-known takeover targets for a year since the pandemic delayed the release of the next James Bond movie No time to diewhat will be Daniel Craig‘s last film as 007.
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MGM has a stacked library that includes a dozen best picture winners as well Rocky and Creed Movies and TV shows like Fargo, Survivors and The story of the maidplus the pay cable network Epix. The studio had offers for No Time to Die but was unable to reach an agreement, and the film is slated to hit theaters on October 8th.
MGM is supported by Michael De Luca and has a strong plan ahead Ridley Scottis strewn with stars Gucci’s house as well as new films Paul Thomas Anderson and Ron Howard, Plus Creed 3 from the director Michael B. Jordan. Stay tuned to learn more about this developing story …
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Jeff Sneider is a Senior Film Reporter at Collider, where he publishes film and television news and curates the Up-and-Comer of the Month column. He also hosts the podcast “The Sneider Cut” and the award-winning series “For Your Consideration” with Scott Mantz and Perri Nemiroff. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jeff began his career at Ain’t It Cool News before moving to Los Angeles to write for Variety and later for TheWrap and Mashable. Jeff was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Tracking Board and has contributed to the MTV Movies Blog, Hollywood Life Magazine, Washington Square News, and the Colorado Springs Independent. His Oscar selection appeared on the LA Times Envelope site, and he agrees with screenwriter William Goldman, who famously said of Hollywood, “Nobody knows.” Jeff is from Needham, Massachusetts and has never had a salad. He can be found on Twitter, Instagram, Cameo, and Blogspot by searching his Nom de Plume @TheInSneider.
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