James Bond Closing In On Sony Deal

MGM appears to be close to a deal with Sony Pictures to release its upcoming James Bond film after talks with Paramount broke down says The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount has declined to go below an 8% fee to release the Daniel Craig-led project and wasn’t keen on partnering with MGM on one of its summer films.

MGM hoped to convince Fox to renew its video deal for the franchise which expires later this year, but Fox is reportedly uninterested in extending that agreement without the Bond film.

So now it seems Sony has met MGM’s terms, but it’s unclear which of its upcoming films it will share with MGM (best guess right now is David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”). Sony released the last two Bond films, 2006’s “Casino Royale” and 2008’s “Quantum of Solace”.