Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the studio behind the James Bond [ Images ] franchise, could end up getting a Bollywood makeover if a billion-dollar movie deal goes through.
Ambani wants to snap up MGM for a knockdown price of about 1.5 billion dollars, and a source close to him has revealed he wants to buy the studio to help his bid to become the world's most powerful movie mogul.
If the deal goes through, Ambani will gain the rights to the Bond movies.
Ambani already owns a stake in Steven Spielberg's [ Images ] DreamWorks studio and has struck deals with Brad Pitt [ Images ], George Clooney [ Images ], Jim Carrey [ Images ] and Julia Roberts [ Images ] to develop their films.
'Anil is desperate to become the biggest mover and shaker in world movies and buying MGM is central to that plan,' the Daily Star quoted a source as saying.
MGM plans to release a new Bond film in 2011, starring Daniel Craig [ Images ].