Latest Bond movie ‘Spectre’ is reportedly be the most expensive movie in Hollywood after sensitive documents got leaked in an e-mail.
The upcoming 24th James Bond film will cost more than USD 300 million and MGM studio is trying to cut down the costs, said The Hollywood Reporter.
MGM president Jonathan Glickman sent an internal memo in November stating the budget for the film ‘sits in the mid USD 300 million”.
Glickman said, “We recognise that this movie needs to build on the past few films and there are expectations we must meet for the audience. Still, we must find further cuts. This is not about ‘nickel-and-diming’ the production.”
The e-mail states that Glickman is trying to lower the expenditure, including shooting a night scene in London instead of Rome, using fewer carriages for a fight scene on a train.
The leaked information also includes a response from producer of the film Barbara Broccoli to Glickman, who refused to cut down on the number of train carriages and says she “cannot find the cemetery or villa in the UK”.
Sony was hacked on November 24 and it has resulted in the release of private emails, sensitive information about 47,000 current and former employees and financial data.
Spectre, which Sam Mendes is directing, began shooting in London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday.