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Fox Not Acquiring Rights to Bond Franchise
ace showbiz ^ | 10.07.08

Posted on 10/08/2009 2:18:07 PM PDT by Perdogg

Contrary to reports, MGM has yet to sell the marketing and distribution rights of the James Bond franchise to 20th Century Fox. Claiming to be contacted directly by the studio on the matter, Film School Rejects set the record straight by forwarding MGM's denial that the taking-over story is incorrect.

An official source, as reported by the site, also mentioned the studio still owns the Bond property and will announce the release date and distribution strategy in due time. Another denial came from 20th Century Fox as well. To IGN, sources at Fox slammed the speculation. They also insisted people are making a speculative leap based on Fox's existing arrangement with MGM.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; fox; hollywood; jamesbond; rogermoore; seanconnery

1 posted on 10/08/2009 2:18:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; buccaneer81; Impy
James Bond ping
2 posted on 10/08/2009 2:20:21 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg; Revolting cat!

Someone needs to remake Thunderball and Casino Royale again again...


3 posted on 10/08/2009 2:21:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Perdogg

I fondly recall the days of United Artists...


4 posted on 10/08/2009 2:23:09 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s funny you mention Thunderball (McClory v Fleming). If they cannot get right two times, they should stop. There was a plan to make one in 2000, called “Warhead 2000 AD”.


5 posted on 10/08/2009 2:23:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: a fool in paradise
Someone needs to remake Thunderball

Already been done.

"Never Say Never Again."

6 posted on 10/08/2009 2:24:15 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: a fool in paradise

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3099637.ece


7 posted on 10/08/2009 2:25:57 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: buccaneer81

That’s why he suggested they should remake it “again”.


8 posted on 10/08/2009 2:27:14 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Perdogg

Luv that pistol. Pity it never appeared in the movies.


9 posted on 10/08/2009 2:28:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Walther with a long barrel?


10 posted on 10/08/2009 2:31:15 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: Perdogg
Tim Geithner is Aurius Goldfinger. "No, Mr. Bond, I don't need to nuke Fort Knox. Instead I'll destroy the dollar to drive up the value of my gold. Bwhahahahahaha!"
11 posted on 10/08/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rio: Gold / Madrid: Silver / Tokyo: Bronze / Obama: Lead weight.)
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To: KarlInOhio

More like “Dr kNow nothing”


12 posted on 10/08/2009 2:32:48 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg
Soros would be a great Bond villian. Give him a white Persian cat.
13 posted on 10/08/2009 2:34:13 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Rio: Gold / Madrid: Silver / Tokyo: Bronze / Obama: Lead weight.)
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To: Frantzie

I don’t think that’s it. Someone identified it on FR some time back. Looks like a Woodsman but bigger.


14 posted on 10/08/2009 2:36:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: buccaneer81
"For Your Eyes Only" even had a Thunderball-esque sequence with the villain in the giant salvage diving suit.

That said, I really did love this film.

It's Roger Moore's best performance as 007, IMHO.


15 posted on 10/08/2009 2:37:11 PM PDT by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: GI Joe Fan

The scene where Bond and Havelock were about to be fed to the sharks came directly from the 1954 novel “Live and Let Die”.


16 posted on 10/08/2009 2:41:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: GI Joe Fan

One of my favorite Moore Bond movies.


17 posted on 10/08/2009 2:42:26 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: GI Joe Fan

You’re right; best Moore film and one of the most believable story lines in the series.


18 posted on 10/08/2009 2:43:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: GI Joe Fan; wally_bert; Perdogg
In FYEO, Moore actually looked and acted like Bond...


19 posted on 10/08/2009 2:48:46 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
His best film by far. Octopussy wasn't bad, but A View to Kill was horrible.
20 posted on 10/08/2009 2:53:18 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Frantzie

It’s actually an air pistol.


21 posted on 10/08/2009 2:54:54 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Frantzie
Walther with a long barrel?

Walther LP Mod. 53 Air Pellet Pistol

22 posted on 10/08/2009 2:57:00 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Perdogg
A View to Kill was horrible.

It sure was. Moore looked ancient, Tanya Roberts was the second worst actress to be a Bond girl, ever (an honor now held by Denise Richards) and the story was ridiculous.

I remember going to the theater to see it in '85. My heart sank even before the opening credits when "California Girls" played as Bond snowboarded in Siberia.

23 posted on 10/08/2009 3:05:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Lois Maxwell looked really bad in that movie. She was such a lovely woman.


24 posted on 10/08/2009 3:07:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

I think Warhead might have been good with Dalton, although he’s now too old (so is Brosnan), and McClory’s dead, no?

It was the only Bond story McClory had the rights to, so it had to be that way.


25 posted on 10/08/2009 3:31:01 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

yep both McClory and Whittingham died penniless.


26 posted on 10/08/2009 3:40:36 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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27 posted on 11/20/2009 1:46:54 PM PST by devolve
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