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United Artists Releasing 100th Anniversary Logo

In exciting news, MGM and Annapurna Pictures announced a joint venture to theatrically Distribute under the United Artists releasing name.

The move is to create a formidable combined force in amongst some industry giants that seem to dominate the release calendar. Both companies as well as Orion will remain separate in their production divisions.

The news is an exciting one for the World of James Bond, as Bond 25 "Shatterhand" will be the first to have the United Artists name attached since 1999's "The World is Not Enough", and many fans are hoping a return to screen just before the famed Gunbarrel sequence, the last was "Tomorrow Never Dies", 22 years ago.

The U.S. distribution of Bond 25 was going to run by Annapurna and MGM, so now will have the UA releasing behind it, with International release by Universal Pictures, so still some clarification is required as to the arrangement and what we will see on trailers, posters, credits and the final film.

The Joint venture will be overseen by a board of directors with equal parts from MGM and Annapurna. United Artists celebrate 100 years since founding in 2019.

Annapurna's Megan Ellison confirmed the news on her Instagram this morning.

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