James Bond Stage Show Rights Have "Not" Been Licensed, Says MGM
A statement asserted that no 007 musical had been agreed to with Merry Saltzman.
Anyone hoping to see an all-singing 007 tap-dancing onstage with a vodka martini and a Walther PPK pistol might have to wait a while longer.
Reports emerged on Tuesday that James Bond: The Musical was in the works, with Merry Saltzman, daughter of late 007 producer Harry Saltzman, revealing that she had secured the rights to take the super spy to Broadway or Las Vegas, offering a tentative date of late 2017.
But the claims were quashed on Wednesday by rights holders Danjaq and MGM Studios via the official 007 Facebook page, where they asserted that they "have not licensed any rights to Merry Saltzman or her production company” for a James Bond musical.
“Danjaq and MGM jointly control all stage rights in the Bond franchise, and therefore no James Bond stage show may be produced without their permission,” the statement added.