Distribution Rights For ‘James Bond’ Currently In A Bidding War

James Bond has been a topic of discussion when it comes to franchises potentially in trouble. Whether that be Daniel Craig in interviews seeming uninterested in returning or the studio thinking of rebooting. While we know the series has been successful (the latest film Spectre made $850 million) it seems there are distribution rights that are being fought over.



Because the contract with Sony Pictures Entertainment was finished with Spectre the company who owns the franchise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions, are sitting back and listening to different pitches from studios who want the rights to distribute. Studios like Warner Bros, Sony, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, and Annapurna. Each studio giving an hour or more worth of presentation trying to share their interest in the mythology of Bond and ideas for future films. MGM and Eon are only looking for a one film contract unlike the recent four deal contract that expired with Sony.


While they are trying to find a studio to distribute the film the producers are still hoping Daniel Craig will return as Bond for one last film.