Rumors are swirling that Apple TV+ may scoop up No Time to Die, the James Bond movie presently languishing in field workplace limbo. The film — the twenty fifth 007 flick, and the final to star Daniel Craig because the British spy — has seen its launch date slip repeatedly as many cinemas stay closed on account of COVID-19.
Now, MGM Studios reportedly may pull the set off on a streaming debut reasonably than ready out the pandemic. If Apple TV+ added No Time to Die to its rising library, it might be the streaming service’s greatest coup but.
The rumors come from a number of sources, together with Binged, which wrote Friday:
The leisure business is rife with hushed whispers that the brand new, long-delayed James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’ is being wooed by streaming platforms for insane quantities of cash. Prime streamers with deep pockets have proposed to purchase the a lot awaited film, and are providing monstrous sums of cash to host the movie on their respective platforms. Netflix and Apple TV Plus are two streaming platforms which might be stated to be on the forefront of the presents. Each have truckloads of moolah to spend, and each would give an arm and a leg to seize the extremely anticipated movie, if it means getting forward within the streaming wars.
Longtime film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny backed up the high-dollar rumor on Twitter.
“I can’t get my head round the concept we might effectively see James Bond debut on Apple TV+ or Netflix,” he wrote. “The numbers I’ve been listening to the previous couple of days are I N S A N E…”
iMore, citing an unnamed supply, reported that “MGM has certainly supplied the movie to streaming platforms and that Apple is known to be a frontrunner within the bidding conflict.”
Will Apple TV+ save No Time to Die?
If the rumor proves true, and Apple TV+ wins the bidding conflict, it might make a significant splash. And it might match with Apple execs’ technique of buying high-profile films for his or her streaming service’s steadily rising library.
Apple doesn’t launch Apple TV+ subscriber numbers. Nonetheless, it’s protected to say Apple TV+ lags behind Netflix and newer upstart Disney+ on this entrance.
Snatching up extremely anticipated movies is a confirmed winner for attracting eyeballs amid the streaming wars. And Apple isn’t afraid to splash the money. The corporate reportedly introduced in a great deal of viewers this summer time when Apple TV+ rescued Tom Hanks World Struggle II movie Greyhound from coronavirus-induced field workplace catastrophe.
And Cupertino’s purchasing spree seems set to proceed, with Apple TV+ subscribers reaping the advantages. Immediately alone, Apple TV+ premiered two well-reviewed films: Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks, which stars Invoice Murray and Rashida Jones, and music documentary Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You.
Earlier this 12 months, stories surfaced that Apple was in talks to purchase MGM Studios, the studio behind the Bond movies and different huge franchises. Such a deal may carry a considerable increase to the Apple TV+ film and TV library.