Sony Makes First-Look Deal with Elizabeth Cantillon, Veteran of Bond Films

Sony Pictures Entertainment has given a first-look producing deal to Elizabeth Cantillon, who has overseen the last three James Bond movies for the studio.

Cantillion, who has been exec VP of production, will continue to be responsible for “Goosebumps,” scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015, and Bond 24, set for Nov. 6, 2015.

Her first project as a producer will be joining the production team for the untitled Ridley Scott drama based on “Game Brain” with Peter Landesman to write and direct the film about the prevalence of concussions among football players. Cantillon will also join the producing teams for the film adaptation of Playstation’s “Gran Turismo” and “A Reliable Wife,” an adaptation of Robert Goolrick’s romantic thriller.

Cantillon joined Columbia Pictures in 2005. Besides the Bond films “Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale,” she also oversaw “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Monuments Men.”

Before joining Sony, Cantillon served as an MGM production exec and produced DreamWorks’ “Galaxy Quest” and Fox Searchlight’s “The Banger Sisters.”

Sony has move than 20 first-look deals including pacts with Will Smith, George Clooney and Scott Rudin. It recently added former studio exec Devon Franklin to its roster.

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