Since the most recent James Bond movie, 2015’s Spectre, the film distribution rights to the Bond series have been up for grabs due to Sony’s ownership expiring around Spectre‘s release. It turns EON Productions and MGM, the production companies behind the Bond series, have now closed a deal with Universal to handle the distribution rights. Furthermore, the upcoming Bond film, which currently bears the working title of Bond 25, is now set for a Fall 2019 release with Danny Boyle serving as the film’s director.
The movie is scheduled to begin production in December of this year with Daniel Craig returning to play Bond for the fifth time. EON’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed excitement in regards to Boyle directing Craig for the next entry in the series. They also noted that the film will begin shooting at Pinewood Studios:
“We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise. We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”
Universal will handle the international and home entertainment rights for the film, and has scheduled the film to open in the UK on October 25, 2019. For domestic territories, MGM will handle the theatrical distribution as a joint venture with Annapurna Pictures. Therefore, the film will be released in the US on November 8, 2019. With these plans set in stone, fans of the franchise can now anticipate the next outing for the iconic British spy with a strong positive outlook.
What are your thoughts on the 25th James Bond movie being released in Fall 2019? Be sure to tweet your thoughts at @superbromovies and stay tuned for more Bond 25 news.
– Mark Tan