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Sony Pictures says it plans to make a Bond movie called Warhead 2000 AD to rival those made by a company run by original producer Cubby Broccoli.
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A bitter court battle to control the pounds 2 billion film franchise is now expected. Writer Kevin McClory claims he owns rights to the Bond films and Sony is backing him.
McClory sued Bond creator Ian Fleming after he was refused a credit for 1965 movie Thunderball, which he co-produced and wrote the screenplay for. McClory won and retained the rights to remake the Bond film.
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U.S. corporation and film studio. It was formed when the film distributor Marcus Loew, who bought Metro Pictures in 1920, merged it with the Goldwyn production company in 1924 and with Louis B. Mayer Pictures in 1925. said: "We will use all means to protect the franchise that United Artists and the Broccoli family have nurtured for 30 years."