MGM has insisted that the new James Bond movie No Time To Die will not be sold to a major streaming service as it continues to await a cinema release.
According to Bloomberg, both Netflix and Apple got in touch with the studio about the possibility of acquiring the rights to stream the movie for its subscribers - undoubtedly for an additional fee - but balked at the price tag of around $600 million (£460 million).
"We do not comment on rumours. The film is not for sale," an MGM spokesperson told Variety.
"The film's release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers."
The movie had a budget of around $250 million (£191 million) but pre-pandemic could have reasonably expected to pull in three times that amount at the worldwide box office.