An official press release from MGM and its partners has announced details about a new feature documentary that will give the inside story on the creation of the James Bond film franchise.
The press release, issued on August 28, reveals that the title of the new documentary will be ‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’, and will focus on the three key men who were instrumental in the creation and evolution of the EON James Bond franchise: Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and Bond author Ian Fleming.
The new documentary, to be directed by Stevan Riley (‘Fire in Babylon’), and backed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films, is designed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films on October 5.
According to the press release, ‘Everything or Nothing’ focuses on ‘three men with a shared dream’ (Broccoli, Saltzman and Fleming), a dream which was ‘the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962’.
The documentary makers have been given ‘unprecedented access to the key players involved and to the extensive archives of EON Productions’, and director Stevan Riley will draw back the curtain ‘to reveal the battles, threats and real stakes unfolding behind the camera’. The press release adds: ‘Country specific release plans to be announced shortly’.
Stevan Riley has an excellent track record. His acclaimed documentary ‘Fire in Babylon’ (2010), was a British feature documentary about the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s, and won various awards, including one for Best Historical Documentary.