Halle Berry’s Bond Spinoff Was Killed Over Budget Fears, Enraging 007 Producer
Published on Jan 16, 2020
The Bond film franchise is celebrating its 58th year in 2020 with the release of Daniel Craig and Cary Fukunaga’s “No Time to Die,” and it’s miraculous the series has managed to avoid spinoffs and prequels over the last nearly six decades. But it hasn’t been the for the lack of trying. In a recent interview with Variety, longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson looked back at the 007 franchise extensions that have been killed over the years. One pitch from studio MGM was to create a “Smallville”-inspired television series that follows a teenage Bond as he attends Eton College. Broccoli and Wilson nixed the idea.
One 007 spinoff movie that Broccoli did champion was centered around Halle Berry’s “Die Another Day” supporting character Jinx. The producers were eager to give Berry her own movie, which would have been the first direct spinoff of a Bond film.
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Author: Zack Sharf