Amazon is reportedly inching closer to getting James Bond, Rocky, and other film titles with the acquisition of MGM for nearly $9 billion.
The Hollywood landscape is changing in the age of streaming, and Amazon has proven itself to be a major player. Disney notably bought 20th Century Fox years ago, and WarnerMedia just recently merged with Discovery. The next big deal involves the James Bond and Rocky franchises as Amazon nears a deal to purchase one of Hollywood’s most prestigious studios, MGM.
The report comes from The Wall Street Journal, where the deal between Amazon and MGM would cost around $9 billion. The deal could be announced this week and give Amazon access to James Bond, Rocky, The Pink Panther, The Handmaiden’s Tale, and Fargo. The James Bond franchise will still be co-owned by the Wilson/Broccoli family if the deal comes to pass.
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Here is the official synopsis for Daniel Craig’s last James Bond film, No Time to Die:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.
No Time To Die is now scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on October 8, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding the Amazon-MGM deal, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: The Wall Street Journal