Apple May Be Seeking to Acquire Bond Film 'No Time to Die' for Apple TV+

Film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny has postulated on Twitter that Apple is seeking to acquire the rights to upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die" for its video streaming service, Apple TV+.

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McWeeny, who has clear industry connections, suggested that ‌Apple TV+‌ and Netflix are the frontrunners to possibly stream the new film, speculating that the bids involved are for significant amounts of money.

Apple has previously acquired the rights to films that would have premiered in the cinema, such as Tom Hanks' World War Two movie "Greyhound." Considering the purported success of the war film on ‌Apple TV+‌, it does not seem out of the question that Apple could be actively seeking to exclusively screen the upcoming Bond film in an effort to drive subscription numbers.

No Time to Die is one of the most hotly anticipated James Bond films, featuring Daniel Craig's last outing as the titular character. After multiple delays releasing the film due to the global health crisis, it seems likely that studio MGM may be looking for viable alternative means of screening the film, namely streaming. It is also notable that Apple was reported to have entered talks to acquire MGM outright earlier this year.

Top Rated Comments

thadoggfather Avatar
12 months ago
This would obviously be a massive win for Apple TV+

Would they re-shoot every scene to involve James having an iPhone, tho? :P
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mdracer Avatar
12 months ago

Bond film? Never happen.
‘Never say never again.’
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aleco Avatar
12 months ago
I’ll pay up to $50 to watch this and Tenet in the comfort of my own home.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
12 months ago
Can we get Tenet next?

Then Dune.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RoboCop001 Avatar
12 months ago
Just buy MGM and not only have Bond, but start a new Stargate TV series. Do it! (they almost bought SG-1 a season 11 back in the day for iTunes but SyFy's contract didn't let it happen).
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jarman92 Avatar
12 months ago
This would be WILD
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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