No Time To Die has been delayed for a long time due to the Covid pandemic.
But thankfully the James Bond movie is (hopefully) arriving in the cinemas and everyone is expecting a lot for the future of the famous Spy.
But however the producers are not exactly keen for the same.
Michael G. Wilson plays a vital role in the franchise considering the fact that he has been an executive producer or producer ever single James Bond movie since the Moonraker. Michael says ” I think we are in denial!”
Barbara Broccoli who has also been a long-time Bong producer went on to add “It’s tough to think about the future until this film has its moment” in an interview .
She further went on saying, ” 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.”
Our favorite Spy is turning 60th next year as it makes Bond film franchise’s 60th anniversary that means its been six decades since Dr. No hit the cinemas.
Wilson remarked “Sixty years is a fantastic run” and looks like yet 007 will be facing another crucial period of re-shaping.
In May, a news broke down that Amazon was negotiating the $8.5 billion purchase of MGM; and the Bond franchise remains the proverbial jewel in the crown of the studio.
And the deal is expected to be approved by the end of the 2021.
And the same lead to all the thoughts on to whether what would happen to 007?
Skyfall and Spectre co-writer John Logan in a New York Times op-ed piece wrote, “What happens if a bruising corporation like Amazon begins to demand a voice in the process?”
He further added “What happens when a focus group reports they don’t like Bond drinking martinis?”
It is an important point although Broccoli and Wilson’s Eon Productions would retain the creative control over all the decisions relating to Bond.
There is no doubt on to that the Amazon executives would love to exploit the Bond IP with a spin-off TV series for its Prime Video streaming platform. Perhaps even an adaptation of the series based on the books by Charlie Higson & Steve Cole that focused on a younger Bond at Eton in the 1930s.
Barbara Broccoli straight said “We make films for the cinema.”
Looks like Bond fans are not getting any Tv series.
No Time to Die is set to release in UK cinemas on 30th September and US on 8th October!