Well, this is sad if it happens, but the James Bond franchise could be leaving MGM. Apparently MGM is in such bad shape financially that it could lose a lot of properties and the Bond series could be one of the key ones that goes. Speculation is that it could be Sony that winds up with 007.
How bad is it when your studio has a big money cow in 007, yet you still can't make a go of it? That is when you know that the recession is REALLY bad -- although more people are saying (whooppee!!) that the recession is now over. Uh, right.