THE WORLD OF JAMES BOND has been in touch with Sony and Warner Bros. The results:
- Sony Pictures UK cannot say anything about if they will be the producers of Bond 25 or if they are going to pay $150 millions to Daniel Craig.
- Warner Bros Productions can’t say anything about this. No information. But, when I called there, someone from the company just has told us that he does not heard anything (Sure you don’t know anything? I can’t believe it, sorry…) about this rumors and he put me through with somebody else.
According to the latest rumor mill buzz, Sony is offering Daniel Craig an astonishing $150m to film two more James Bond films.
Radar Online are reporting today that the studio is offering the record sum to secure two more lucrative box-office outings. Why is this coming from Sony? Because according to the same report, the studio “should be announcing any day that it is re-upping the distribution rights for the Bond series, meaning billions of dollars in revenue.”
Sony’s deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute the Bond films started with Casino Royale and, after an extension, expired with SPECTRE.
“The studio is desperate to secure the actor’s services while they phase in a younger long-term successor,” a source told.
“Craig has played a genius hand. Everyone knows how much executives adore him, and the idea of losing him at such a crucial time in the franchise isn’t an option as far as all the studio honchos are concerned. Daniel’s the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to make it happen.”
Back in May, it was reported that MGM offered Craig almost $100m for two films, which he is alleged to have turned down.
“Then they will shoot two more films, which will be made virtually back-to-back, preferably featuring Daniel as 007 before he passes the figurative baton to someone else for a third movie that will mark the start of the new era,” said the source.
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