MGM is reported to be in the worst financial crisis it has experienced in decades. Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that bondholders are balking at the prospect of giving the studio money to finance future films and may look to bankruptcy in order to recoup as much as they can. If the studio does go into bankruptcy, it would free Eon Productions to bring the lucrative James Bond franchise to a different studio. MGM says it doubts it can survive without Bond, the one sure thing it has when it comes to an assured blockbuster film franchise. For more click here
The web site Movie Poster Forum has a discussion string on the worst movie posters of all time. Hands down, the winners are all from Ghana, which employs local artists to "immortalize" the stars of movies. Witness our favorite: Roger Moore and Barbara Bach in the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me. The artist must have thought that Richard Kiel's Jaws was the female lead. Not even a mother could love spies who look like this! Check out the web site by clicking here.
Daniel Craig is not helping to ease the impatience of James Bond fans who are eagerly awaiting news about his third cinematic mission as 007. It appears as though the next Bond film is still on the back burner, as Craig's dance card continues to fill up with other offers. He will open soon in A Steady Rain, the Broadway play that teams him with Hugh Jackman. Following that, he will begin shooting Dream House, a new dramatic film in which he plays a New York publishing executive who moves with his family into a seemingly charming New England home, only to discover it was the site of a brutal murder. Jim Sheridan, the acclaimed director My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father will helm the new flick. The film is slated for a January start. Craig also completed his scenes in Steven Spielberg's Tin-Tin.