Sony to Co-finance & Distribute 'Bond 23'

Sony Pictures has signed a deal with MGM to co-finance and handle theatrical distibution of the next James Bond film, thus far referred to only as BOND 23.
The untitled film, to be directed by Sam Mendes and starQUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) Daniel Craig as 007, is scheduled to hit  theaters November 9th, 2012.
Sony also distributed CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. 
The deal includes a similar arrangement for 24th James Bond movie, and
The companies will co-finance and distribute the movie, known only as Bond 23, which set for release on Nov. 9, 2012, as well as the next film in the franchise.
Sony Pictures, which released the last two James Bond movies, has struck a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute worldwide the next Bond, still known only as Bond 23.
With Bond 23 set for release on Nov. 9, 2012, Sony and MGM also plan to join forces for the next film in the ongoing series, Bond 24, under a similar arrangement.
The two studios are reportedly also considering co-financing several of each other’s movies set to be made in the next five years, possibly including the TOTAL RECALL remake/reboot.
in related news, MGM has reached an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to release BOND 23 and other new productions on home video and continue handling MGM’s available film and TV library through 2016.
Via The Hollywood Reporter

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