James Bond vs. Austin Powers
...and now for something completely trivial: MGM and Danjaq, the British company that controls the Bond film license, have obtained a cease-and-desist order against New Line Cinema that prohibits New Line from calling the latest installment of Mike Myers' shagadelic spy series Austin Powers in Goldmember
. Apparently, the 007 folks weren't too keen on the double entendre of Goldmember
--a takeoff on the 1964 Bond classic, Goldfinger
--and released the legal hounds to force the name change. That's not very sporting of them, is it?
posted by verdezza
on Jan 26, 2002 -