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More Confirmation Of MGM Getting Back On Its Feet

September 15, 2010 at 11:20 am by Earl  - 

While we await further news of what today, 15th September 2010, has in store for MGM, it being the deadline for the studio’s sixth debt extension, there’s behind-the-scenes rumblings that seem to indicate good tidings might be on the way.

In an exclusive over at Deadline regarding a film titled “The Hunger Games” slated to go into production next year, Mike Fleming reports that director Sam Mendes (who had been tapped to direct the next film in the James Bond franchise) was one of the candidates met by studio chiefs over at Lionsgate, the producing studio for the film “The Hunger Games”. However, the report goes on to say that Sam Mendes,

“bowed out of contention last Friday… because the MGM picture is clearing up and it looks like production on 007 could begin by late summer or early fall, 2011 with Mendes at the helm and Daniel Craig back in the Aston Martin.”

It might be recalled that a couple of months ago development of the new James Bond film had been suspended indefinitely due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM. The turnaround of the Bond situation probably means good news for the Hobbit movies too.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, MGM, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit on September 15, 2010 by Source: Deadline More Confirmation Of MGM Getting Back On Its Feet | Discuss
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2 responses to “More Confirmation Of MGM Getting Back On Its Feet”

  1. 3blindmice says:

    We can only hope….

  2. Quickbeam says:

    That’s really promising — having Craig come back to play Bond signifies the MGM folks are revving up their best “cash flow” propertes right now. And of course “the Hobbit” falls into that category…..

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