LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Reuters) - The James Bond movies will
stay in movie theaters despite the Amazon.com
acquisition of the MGM studio which is home to the action
adventure franchise, the film's producers said in a statement to
Variety on Wednesday.
We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for
the worldwide theatrical audience, producers Barbara Broccoli
and Michael G. Wilson, who run London-headquartered Eon
Productions, said in the statement obtained by Variety.
The James Bond franchise is widely considered the jewel in
the crown for fabled movie studio MGM, which struck an $8.45
billion sale with Amazon on Wednesday, giving Amazon's TV and
movie streaming platform rights to a huge library of films and
The Bond movies have earned nearly $7 billion at the box
office globally, according to MGM.
The next James Bond film, "No Time to Die," is due to be
released in movie theaters in September after multiple delays
due to the coronavirus pandemic that shuttered movie theaters
around the world.
It will be the fifth and last outing by Daniel Craig as the
British secret agent. The new Bond actor has not yet been
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Nick Zieminski)