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James Bond Musical Is Not in the Works, According to MGM

Daughter of franchise producer Harry Saltzman previously stated she was bringing 007 to the stage

Don’t go polishing your Walther PPK just yet. The rumored James Bond musical is not happening.

MGM and the Broccoli family, which own the rights to Bond, have issued a statement clearing up any talk about a musical adaptation of Agent 007.

“Danjaq LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc confirm they have not licensed any rights to Merry Saltzman or her production company to create a James Bond musical,” the statement reads. “Danjaq and MGM jointly control all live stage rights in the Bond franchise, and therefore no James Bond stage show may be produced without their permission.”

Merry Saltzman, the daughter of franchise producer Harry Saltzman, said in an interview with Playbill that she was developing “James Bond: The Musical” for either Broadway or Las Vegas.

Danjaq is the holding company that owns Eon Productions, the production company created by Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman which produces all James Bond films.

But while the Bond musical is not happening, fans of the British superspy can still look forward to the release of “Spectre” on November 6. In the new film, Bond (Daniel Craig) gets a blast from the past that sends him on a collision course with a sinister organization. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Belluci, and Dave Bautista.

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