Mexican officials offered millions in incentives to rewrite new James Bond film

According to emails from the Sony Pictures hack. Leaked documents cited by Mexican media and reveal Mexico City officials purportedly gave million in rebates and tax incentives to Sony Pictures and MGM Studios to rewrite the film’s storyline to show Mexico in a favorable light.

“We are currently facing a budget that is far beyond what we anticipated, and are under immense pressure to reduce the number to $250M net of rebates and incentives,” reads an alleged email attributed to MGM president Jonathan Glickman.
Mexican media also cites a memo titled “Elements needed to preserve Mexican deal,” which allegedly detailed how Mexican officials wanted their country portrayed in the film titled “Spectre.” Mexican officials reportedly requested that a “known Mexican actress” be cast as the Bond girl, and stipulated that the villain named Lucia Sciarra “cannot be Mexican.”

Complex Magazine today reported that Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has been tapped to play a Bond girl known as “Estrella.” Several report the villain role went to Italian star Monica Bellucci.

According to the alleged leaked emails, the original storyline included an assassination attempt against the mayor of Mexico City, but Mexican officials requested that the target of the plot instead be “an international leader” and that the Mexican police be replaced with a
“special police force.” Government officials also requested the addition of a scene showing the modern skyline of Mexico City.

The former head of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, allegedly told Glickman in an email exchange to “add whatever travelogue footage we need in Mexico to get the extra money.”

Mexico’s film commission (IMCINE) did not respond to Fusion’s request for comment by the time of publication.

All this comes after a big wave of corruption,dissapearances and killings related with public Mexican government officials in Mexico. It is clear that public money should not be invested in bribing private corporations in relation to hide stereotypes or add cast to a movie.The question is. Can a James Bond Movie script be directed by Mexican officials?? afterall as with corruption. Money talks.

Question: How much is the new Bond girl worth to Mexico? Answer: $14 million in tax incentives.