This documentary was made to celebrate the Golden 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film series as well as being a promotional tie-in for the James Bond film Skyfall (2012).

The "Everything or Nothing" title is derived from the acronym given to original Bond producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli's production company EON Productions which still exists today.

Made for television, this documentary garnered a small theatrical release in the UK.

Second James Bond related production to use "Everything or Nothing" in the title, the first was the James Bond video-game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003). To date, no James Bond movie has ever used the phrase "Everything or Nothing" in the title.

This documentary premiered on "Global James Bond Day", 5th October 2012. This was created by the Skyfall (2012) Production to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise and as a promotional tie-in for the release of Skyfall (2012). According to the official website, 'Global James Bond Day' featured "Worldwide events celebrating Bond's golden anniversary [and] include[d] a global online and live charity auction event organized by Christie's in London, a global survey to discover the favorite Bond film country by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Designing 007: 50 Years of James Bond Style opens at TIFF in Toronto."

The company that Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, the original producers of the James Bond series, set up to produce the films was called "Eon", which was rumored to be an acronym for "Everything or Nothing." However, when James Bond-producer Michael G. Wilson asked Broccoli, his stepfather, if EON stands for that, he replied: "Never heard about that!".