Nov 03, 2015 02:03 PM EST

Multi-Million Dollar Phone Deals Rejected by Bond Franchise

Multi-Million Dollar Phone Deals Rejected by Bond Franchise
James Bond is known for having the finest of everything, from his expensive suits to his Aston Martins.  One thing he won't have in the upcoming Spectre film? A smartphone.  

Offers from both Sony and Samsung were rejected earlier this year, after the franchise has made a decision to cut back on product placements. Sony offered $5 million for Bond to carry the phone, with an $18 million bid to be the exclusive vendor. Samsung offered $5 million for Bond as well, but then offered a total payment $50 million.  Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes rejected the offers, feeling they just weren't right.  
Andrew Gumpert, president of worldwide business affairs, said, "Sam and Daniel don't like the Sony phone for the film. In their minds, the Sony phone is not the 'best'."  This statement was in an email that was among those part of the Sony hack.

Q, who is responsible for gearing Bond up, instead goes with showcasing an Omega Master watch for the iconic spy. 

Spectre premiers this Friday, November 6.
 
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