Icahn critical of possible Lions Gate, MGM merger [Reuters]

June 26th, 2010 by

More on the ongoing story regarding a possible merger between MGM and Lions Gate from the man trying to take over the latter: “Billionaire Carl Icahn said on Friday that Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, the company he has sought to control in a hostile takeover, has problems and should avoid merging with financially troubled Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.” […]

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Lions Gate Said to Hold Merger Talks With Metro-Goldwyn Studio [BusinessWeek]

June 24th, 2010 by

According to an article in BusinessWeek published yesterday Lions Gate Entertainment Corp has held merger talks with troubled studio MGM. The article states: “No offer has been made, and Vancouver-based Lions Gate won’t be able to move ahead without backing from Icahn, the largest investor with a 32 percent stake, said the person, who requested […]

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Golden Gun Prop Replica Announced [MI6]

June 23rd, 2010 by

Collectors of James Bond memorabilia may be interested in a 1:1 replica of the Scaramanga’s golden gun from The Man With The Golden Gun. The replica is produced by Factory Entertainment and components have been cast and machine from metal and plated in 19 ct gold. Just like the original it can be assembled and […]

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MGM close to deal with Spyglass

June 22nd, 2010 by

Spyglass Entertainment and MGM are reportedly in talks to complete a deal before the studio’s fifth debt waiver expires in mid-July. A third of MGM’s debt is now in the hands of a small group of hedge funds who are looking for a pre-packaged bankruptcy in which they would take control. Having agreed to this […]

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GoldenEye 007 available for Wii

June 20th, 2010 by

While the future of Bond 23 is currently uncertain, Activision confirmed details this week of the long rumoured release of GoldenEye 007 for Wii. The original version for Nintendo 64 it sold eight million copies worldwide and defined multi-player gaming for a whole generation. Originally released in 1997, it has long been regarded as a […]

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Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 to appear at Stoke Park

June 16th, 2010 by

One of the Aston Martin DB5s that appeared in Goldfinger is set to make an appearance at Stoke Park’s Midnight Classic on June 24th, scene of the golf match between James Bond and Auric Goldfinger. The car – which is kitted out with some of the gadgets that appeared in the film – will be […]

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Bond 23 out in November 2011?

June 16th, 2010 by

Bond 23 would come out “in November” if the head of MGM’s Worldwide Motion Picture Group had her way, according to a Reuters news report, although she certainly meant November 2011. One of the charges levelled at MGM is that its older management was just too laid back, while since Mary Parent came on board […]

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More woes for MGM

June 11th, 2010 by

MGM’s only remaining movie now that Bond 23 and The Hobbit are on hold has been postponed from a November release according to the LA Times. Red Dawn is a remake from the 1980s and the first to be directed by Dan Bradley, second unit director on Quantum of Solace. Although principal photography has already […]

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Video: Jeffrey Deaver Talks About Project X

June 8th, 2010 by

Dr Shatterhand recently caught up with Jeffery Deaver, announced by Ian Fleming Publications as the new continuation author of the book currently known simply as Project X. In this short video interview, Deaver explains a few of the details, such as this being a reboot of the literary series, with James Bond having been born […]

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Why the James Bond gunbarrel should return in Bond 23

June 7th, 2010 by

When Casino Royale was released in 2006, many Bond fans complained that it was missing the traditional gunbarrel sequence at the beginning. This bit of Bond-lore had been introduce with Dr No in 1962, although in that first film Bob Simmons stood in as James Bond when he walked across the stage. While later versions […]

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