Yesterday news broke through Playbill that we’d be seeing a musical version of ‘James Bond’, but according to Danjaq it is not happening.
While on a daring covert mission for Queen and Country SciFiBulletin learned that the planned musical will have to live another day.
The story, which broke yesterday revealed that Merry Saltzman the Daughter of Eon Producer Harry Saltzman had supposedly gained the rights from Eon to do this musical, but according to Danjaw LLC & MGM Studios no such rights were signed off on.
“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. 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.”
Many attempts have been made in the past to do James Bond stage plays. Bond novelist Raymond Benson penned a dramatisation of Ian Fleming’s first book, ‘Casino Royale’, which to this day remains unproduced.