Bond 23 “delayed indefinitely”

This just in off the PR Newswire:

Bond 23 Delayed Indefinitely

2010-04-19 19:45:59.645 GMT

LONDON, April 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, today announced they have suspended development on the next James Bond film previously scheduled for release 2011/2012.

“Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on BOND 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of BOND 23,” stated Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli jointly.

EON Productions have produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962. In 1995, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the 007 franchise from Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and are responsible for producing some of the most successful James Bond films ever, including CASINO ROYALE and more recently QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The James Bond franchise is the longest running in film history. EON Productions and Danjaq LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising for James Bond.


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For the moment, we have no additional comments, other than to say that we are shocked but not surprised. Heartbreaking news, indeed.

UPDATE: Because of this development, we have updated this April 15 HMSS Weblog post handicapping the prospects for Bond 23 and three other spy movie projects.

4 Responses

  1. Oh, pshaw. This is just reminding people that MGM is for sale. They’re just reminding people “we don’t cut our own checks. Seal the deal and you get Bond.”

  2. […] With the announcement that Eon has suspended development of Bond 23 because of uncertainty related to MGM… we have to revise this […]

  3. That may work best for Eon : as I wrote in a French movie magazine article ( due out this month ) at least they’ll have more time to craft a really intelligent script to please both fans and the general audience…Instead of offering modern crap like QofS !

  4. […] Productions, on April 19, 2010, said Bond 23, as the yet-untitled film was known, had been indefinitely […]

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