James Bond Writer Worried Amazon ‘Overlord’s’ Acquisition Will Destroy Franchise

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Oscar-nominated screenwriter, John Logan, who penned James Bond flicks Spectre and Skyfall, is concerned that Amazon’s corporate wokeness will ruin upcoming franchise films. 

“What happens if a bruising corporation like Amazon begins to demand a voice in the process? What happens to the comradeship and quality control if there’s an Amazonian overlord with analytics parsing every decision?” He wrote in an opinion piece. 

“What happens when a focus group reports they don’t like Bond drinking martinis? Or killing quite so many people? And that English accent’s a bit alienating, so could we have more Americans in the story for marketability?”

Amazon’s $8.45 billion deal to buy MGM included all past and future Bond movies. Though executive producers Albert Broccoli and Michael Wilson retain 50% of the rights to the franchise, Logan is concerned that the tech giant is “not necessarily a champion or guardian of artistic creativity or original entertainment.”

He warns that if Amazon interferes with the creative process, it could result in a diluted version of the beloved franchise. “Everything gets watered down to the most anodyne and easily consumable version of itself. The movie becomes an inoffensive shadow of a thing, not the thing itself. There are no more rough edges or flights of cinematic madness,” he said.

He’s not concerned that Amazon has bad intentions towards the franchise, but that “it’s a global technology company with a more than $1.6 trillion market capitalization that produces on a mass scale and is obsessed with the ‘customer experience.”

Logan just wants his beloved hero to continue saving the world in style. “Please let 007 drink his martinis in peace. Don’t shake him, don’t stir him,” he concluded.

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Bob
Bob
14 days ago

You mean like what happened to Star Was?

Kimberly
Kimberly
14 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Yes, and ghostbusters and many more films that lost money……

DeDeFlyover
DeDeFlyover
14 days ago

Who the hell are these arbiters of what is permissible? Who died and made them king? We, as individuals, don’t need overlords deciding what is allowable. Put it out there and we can watch, read, or partake as we deem fit. These corporate giants are getting too big for their britches. They can be taken down a peg or two if we the people have the will.

Emmett Nichols
Emmett Nichols
14 days ago

To the person who promotes abortion in your graduation speech,hope you never have any children forget pregnant because those are Gods gifts and you don’t deserve one.

Camille
14 days ago
Reply to  Emmett Nichols

Maybe, we will be luck and the person got the vaccine.

Kimberly
Kimberly
14 days ago

Hollywood has already killed Hollywood, instead of providing us with entertaining movies and TV series they push political issues that the majority of those with the money want to leave outside when they go into a theater to see a film or turn on the TV to watch a series. Over the past few years we are not being entertained but getting rehash of CNN or MSNBC BS. And I have no doubt that the James Bond films will be treated the same. I rarely go out to the movies because they offer mostly crap. I have a large DVD with films and TV series that I and my family find entertaining, and we dropped cable for Roku where we can set up our own programs. And we have found networks that provide good entertaining family entertainment. Hollywood supposed stars have turned into nothing more than pains, those involved in leftists politics should, like conservatives, leave acting and let the real actors do their jobs without harassment. Most of the actors we presently follow are from Canada and provide wholesome family entertainment. Hollywood is dead! Killed off by idiots……

Onthe Wright
Onthe Wright
14 days ago
Reply to  Kimberly

AGREED!
Its a shame about the leftist and immoral ad content on these streaming networks though.

Mike W
Mike W
14 days ago

The left wants to control EVERYTHING – that will include them before they realuze what is happening. Soon you may only see propaganda movies and shows. They are going to screw artist and creativity. This has been going on for years/decades. Remember when you went from town to town and there was “local flavor”. Now all you see is the same franchises almost everywhere you go.

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Camille
14 days ago

I think your right and my husband has always loved James Bond movies. He owns all of the videos and watches them over and over again. I think you should keep making them the way they were intended to be made, tell the wokes to kiss your A$$

Ed Trottier
Ed Trottier
14 days ago

Nominated is not the same as winning (an Oscar). Carelessness or “click bait?” Maybe like the constant confusion over “EST” in middle of Summer??? Pay attention and get it right!

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
14 days ago

People vote for the movies with their MONEY! You turn out PC / WOKE BULLSH*T! Soon as word get out they go some where else. So SORRY, BAD MOVE, Charlie! Hollyweird is just a bunch of crybaby losers that think they are in command of people’s lives. I got off that bus 30 years ago. Don’t care any more. Go Away and take your BS with you!

Jjb54
Jjb54
14 days ago

Be worried – be very very worried …..

They will turn James Bond and other action hero’s into PC – SJW Wussies.

Original Anna
Original Anna
14 days ago

What happens if Amazon starts demanding to have a say in your life. It’s called communism and LGBT agenda that if you are a democrat voted for. Live with it, it’s what Hollywood has been working towards since the fifties, communism in control of the U.S. and LGBT in control of our schools and kids. If we everyday citizens have to put up with democrat communism and LGBT month and their life style in our TV and movie shows in our faces every day and in our children’s lives, you can put up with it too.

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