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Netflix And Apple Both Tried To Buy New James Bond Film

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 24 Oct 2020 18:22
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In light of some movies opting for streaming debuts instead of a cinema release, several outlets tried to buy the upcoming James Bond film.

No Time To Die has been pushed back twice due to the ongoing pandemic; it was initially set to hit cinemas in April, before being pushed back to November 2020. It’s since been moved back even further and will now be released in 2021.

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While the likes of Greyhound, Coming 2 America and Without Remorse have been bought by streaming platforms recently for millions of dollars, MGM, the studio behind No Time To Die, reportedly wouldn’t give up its title very easily.

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According to Variety, having lost between $30–$50 million dollars in moving the film back, MGM were apparently asking for a whopping $600 million for No Time To Die, which some streaming platforms dubbed as too much money.

However, a spokesperson told the publication that Daniel Craig’s final Bond movie ‘was not for sale’.

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They said, ‘We do not comment on rumours. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers.’

I have to admit, I admire MGM’s stubbornness because James Bond films are much more enjoyable when watching them on the big screen.

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MGM of course have money on its mind too with the upcoming movie costing the studio a whopping $250 million to produce.

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Hopefully No Time To Die will be worth the wait…

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Film and TV, Cinema, James Bond, Netflix, No Time To Die, Now

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