Danjaq, MGM say they haven’t licensed a 007 musical

Skyfall's poster image

Oh, no, 007

Danjaq LLC, the holding company for James Bond rights held by the Broccoli-Wilson family, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer threw cold water on Merry Saltzman’s announcement about a James Bond stage muscial.

Danjaq and MGM said IN A STATEMENT they haven’t licensed the stage rights to Ms. Saltzman, daughter of Harry Saltzman, co-founder of Danjaq and Eon Productions.

“Danjaq and MGM jointly control all live stage rights in the Bond franchise, and therefore no James Bond stage show may be produced without their permission,” according to the statement.

Merry Saltzman last week announced she had secured the rights to a do a stage musical. She said at the time that a production called James Bond: The Musical could start performances by 2017 or early 2018.

Harry Saltzman sold his interest in 007 to United Artists in 1975 because he had encountered financial troubles. MGM acquired UA in the early 1980s.

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