‘Spectre’ Movie Update: Sony Loses Distribution Rights To James Bond Franchise
“Spectre” movie which is just a couple of months away from its November release has been making waves online when its first poster has been revealed. The poster showed protagonist 007 James Bond wielding a Walther PPK 9.65mm and wearing a turtle neck. The much talked about poster was released after its first trailer premiered which showed the spy following a trail of clues that leads him to territories where he is not supposed to be.
According to Variety, the franchise’s latest movie, “Spectre,” might just be out in the market looking for a new distributor. It was reported that the producers are selling the movie’s distribution rights to another studio taking the spy’s license to kill to a new destination. This movie will mark the end of the deal that MGM and Sony had after three successful ventures, all of them being Daniel Craig starring Bond films.
Sources also suggest that it’s the professional equation that the MGM chief has with Warner Bros. CEO that might attract the super spy to the studio because excluding the Bond franchise the studios have collaborated on movies like the “Hobbit” trilogy, “Hot Pursuit” and “Creed” which is a spin off from the Rocky franchise. It is believed that Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman will not give up easily as until now the association has been big and would definitely want to pursue the franchise to stay with them but is also aware of the fact that there is ought to be competition when something as successful as Bond is available to grab.
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