Reports abound that MGM has tried and failed to sell Bond's latest to a streaming platform.
According to a Bloomberg report recently, MGM's latest Bond film was up for a whopping amount of money to head online. Allegedly, a 'No Time To Die' on demand option was explored by the film studio in September, with the movie bearing the price tag of $600 million.
The hefty price tag is over double what the action movie cost to make. Bond 25 cost a reported $250 million from beginning to end (and that end if still a fair bit away), making it the most expensive movie of the franchise.
However, as the option was considered - with Apple, Amazon, and Netflix the main contenders - the deal was never struck, and the movie will stick to its theatrical release date of April 2021. This is the movie's fourth new release date, and hopefully its last.
The streaming contenders were not willing to pay out such a large sum of money for the movie, and according to Deadline, James Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli denied the deal, and it went no further than just an exploration.
The 'No Time To Die' on demand news comes as many movies which were due for theatrical release this year were forced to an online streaming service. The likes of Disney's 'Mulan' which was offered as a premium Disney+ add-on, and the more recent 'The Witches' remake starring Anne Hathaway have shifted online.