The 007 actor, Daniel Craig, who has portrayed the character of classy British spy since 2005, has recently been offered a hefty sum of 1000 Crores to make his return to the James Bond franchise for another two films.
"The studio is desperate to secure the actor's services while they phase in a younger long-term successor," said a source.
However, Craig has made his intention clear about quitting the franchise and in no mood to return back in the famous tuxedo saying, he would rather slash his wrist than be back as James Bond. Despite all, Daniel Craig still remains as the first choice to play Bond, according to the sources.
"Everyone knows how much executives adore him, and the idea of losing him at such a crucial time in the franchise isn't an option as far as all the studio honchos are concerned," the source added.
"Daniel's the key for a seamless, safe transition as far as Sony and Bond bosses are concerned, and they're prepared to pay a king's ransom to make it happen." the source said.
The franchise is looking to move on and pass the James Bond baton to a younger actor and consequently,the hunt is on. A few names are also doing rounds including Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and many others. But the franchise wants Daniel Craig for one last time in two more films.