The new James Bond movie has already missed four release dates, partly due to director changes and also the pandemic. While No Time To Die is now set for a global cinematic release on April 2, 2021, MGM is also looking for a buyer. Both Netflix and Apple TV+ are offering North American streaming rights that started $200 million and are now heading towards $250 million, according to Bond news site MI6 HQ.
While according to Bloomberg, despite reported talks with Apple and Netflix, MGM have said No Time To Die is “not for sale” and they are committed to an April 2021 release.
A studio representative said: “The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers.”
Nevertheless, perhaps increased offers from the streaming giants could convince MGM otherwise.
Just yesterday film critic and former West Coast editor of Ain’t It Cool News Drew McWeeny tweeted: “I can't get my head around the idea that we may well see James Bond debut on Apple TV+ or Netflix.”
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James Bond: ‘Increasingly likely’ No Time To Die headed for streaming on Netflix or Apple (Image: UP)
No Time To Die had three delays this year (Image: GETTY)
McWeeny added: “The numbers I've been hearing the last few days are INSANE…”
While writing on his website, he claimed it is “increasingly likely” that the new James Bond film will be on Netflix or Apple TV+ in the “very near future”.
He wrote: “In the last ten days or so, at least six people have reached out to talk to me about what they’re hearing, and it sounds like those two streamers are currently the most actively engaged in conversations with MGM and, I presume, EON and Universal to pick up No Time To Die.
“When Apple TV+ comes to the table with a $600 million check (one of the numbers I’ve heard is actually higher than that) for a one-year exclusive window on a film, that’s a number that you have to pay