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EON Productions inks writers contracts for next two Bond movies

26-Jun-2012 • Spectre (2015)

EON Productions have rarely waited for a James Bond film to open in theatres around the world before starting work on the next, and Bond 24 is no exception.

According to a piece in Variety covering the 'top 50 game-changing lawyers' in the entertainment field, EON is already inking contracts for writing the next two James Bond films: 'Bond 24' and 'Bond 25', months before 'Bond 23' ("Skyfall") is due out in cinemas.

Given Sony and MGM's wish to see an aggressive released schedule for Daniel Craig optional fourth 007 outing in late 2014, just two years after "Skyfall" opens, work must already be underway on the storyline.

Lawyer Kevin Marks, a partner at firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, is "representing the Broccoli family, which co-owns the James Bond movie franchise with MGM," according to the trade paper. "Marks has been kept busy working on all the above-the-line deals for the upcoming "Skyfall" and setting up writing deals for the next two Bond pics. He notes that Bond's long track record as a major performer in international markets has enhanced the films' value as the overseas box office boom continues."

Thanks to `Kai ` for the alert.

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