Follow Amazon’s acquisition of MGM Studios, this put a lot of their franchises into consideration for streaming on the Prime app. This includes the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, ‘No Time To Die,’ which has suffered from several delays due to pandemic lockdowns and other behind-the-scenes issues.
However, several producers for the James Bond franchise told Total Film in an interview that they “make films for the cinema.”
Longtime 007 producer and executive producer Michael G. Wilson explained, “I think we’re in denial!”
fellow Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said, “It’s tough to think about the future until this film has its moment.” She added, “I think we just really want to celebrate this and celebrate Daniel, and then when the dust settles, then look at the landscape and figure out what the future is. Although I think one thing we’ve certainly learned in the last 18 months is you never know what the future is. So we have to sit down and think about it.”
When asked directly if she would object to Amazon Studios exploiting 007 for television series for streaming, she was adamant.
“You got it,” Broccoli replied. “We make films. We make films for the cinema. That’s what we do.”
“We’ve resisted that call for sixty years,” Wilson added, referencing James Bond’s sixtieth anniversary. “Sixty years is a fantastic run.”
‘No Time To Die’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on September 30, and US theaters from October 8. It is the twenty-fifth James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fifth outing as the MI6 agent. It also stars Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik. Cary Joji Fukunaga will serve as director following the departure of ‘Trance’ director Danny Boyle from the project.
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