If rumours are true, Sony Pictures may have backed up the proverbial dump truck of cash to Daniel Craig’s house. According to Radar Online, the company has offered the actor $US150 million ($197.7 million) to play James Bond two more times.
Now, Radar Online isn’t exactly The New York Times, so consider this a rumour. But there are certainly plenty of hints of at least the idea of Sony wanting Craig back to be true.
Since the release of 2015’s Spectre, there hasn’t been any public acknowledgement of the future of the James Bond franchise, although of course we know it will continue in some fashion. We’ve heard rumours of actors like Tom Hiddleston potentially taking over the role, and we know Sam Mendes, who helmed the last two, won’t be back.
Craig has proven to be a fan-favourite, though, and rumours around Hollywood have been swirling that the reason for the delay isn’t that producers were looking for a new Bond, but that they have been trying to convince the current one. According to Radar’s source, “Daniel’s the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they’re prepared to pay a king’s ransom to make it happen.”
You could certainly ransom a couple of kings with $197 million. But is it enough to get Craig back as Bond?