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New problems for MGM

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New problems for MGM
Although Daniel Craig was eager to return as James Bond and Sam Mendes was on board to direct, it appears that all development on the next James Bond movie is cancelled. This means that it could be years before the secret agent with a license to kill is back on the big screen. In a statement to The UK Daily Mirror, production company EON substantiated this story: "We do not know when development will resume and cannot comment further at this stage.”

It seems that studio is in big financial problems with $3.7 billion in debt, but they are trying to proceed with “The Hobbit”, which is still underway. It is now obvious that the development of this movie has problems of its own.

The many delays surrounding “The Hobbit” forced Guillermo del Toro to drop out of the production as director. Now it looks like that Ian McKellen is thinking of not returning to middle Earth.

Talking to Good Morning New Zealand, the actor said: “I’ve no news to give you, except that an announcement is imminent, and what it will be I genuinely don’t know. It’ll either be that we’re going ahead or that we’re not… Well I’m not under contract. And my time is running out. I’m enjoying working in the theatre and, frankly, I would like to race after doing Waiting for Godot and get on with doing another play, but we’ll have to see. I don’t want to give the producers the impression that I’m sitting waiting.” The first Hobbit movie is scheduled for the premiere in December 2012, with the second following a year later.

Ian McKellen interview



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