Sony May Lose ‘James Bond’ Film Rights After ‘Spectre’ | Film News
With the release of Spectre around our doorsteps, it appears that Sony Picture Entertainment’s contract for the James Bond franchise is coming to an halt. With it’s partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) expiring in November, it is being suggested that MGM will be looking for a new finance and distribution deal with another highly successful company. Reports are suggesting that Warner Bros. are tipping the edge to gain the rights to the 007 franchise (we just hope that Daniel Craig returns to the series).
With Sony distributing the previous three James Bond films with Craig, it has seen the franchise soar and revive the 007 brand with the highest grossing James Bond film Skyfall. Yet Sony has high hopes for Spectre, with its chairman saying, “this Bond is going to be great and… hopefully we’ll do as good a job as we did on the last one”. Spectre is set to be released for Novermber 6th, 2015.