Imagine this: you have spent a small fortune developing a major international blockbuster film involving one of the most highly-recognized action characters in the history of film, and because your distributor has financial concerns, you decide to sit on the film for another year.
Sound crazy? Read about it.
MGM is sitting on an apparently-all-filmed James Bond movie starring the best James Bond they ever had (the James Craig Casino Royale remake being the best Bond film ever, see it). Rather than get solve the distribution funding issues with a business deal, MGM apparently wants to leave this to collect dust on the shelf until MGM is sold to someone.
Time value of money, anyone?