‘Skyfall’ Writer Worries Amazon Will Destroy 007 Franchise After MGM Buy: ‘Bond Is Not Content’
John Logan, a three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter whose credits include the Daniel Craig-starring James Bond tentpoles “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” penned an essay for The New York Times expressing concern for the future of the 007 franchise in the wake of Amazon’s purchasing of MGM.
As Logan writes, “With the acquisition of MGM and its movie catalogue, the online retail giant bought into the James Bond franchise.
When I heard this news, a chill went through me…Bond isn’t just another franchise, not a Marvel or a DC; it is a family business that has been carefully nurtured and shepherded through the changing times by the Broccoli/Wilson family.”While Amazon now has a stake in Bond, Eon Productions chiefs Barbara Broccoli and Michael G.
Wilson are keeping their “ironclad assurances of continued artistic control,” Logan writes.
What this means is that Eon still calls the shots when it
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