MGM film studios and EON Productions have announced the long awaited new James Bond film has been given the go-ahead with the release date 9 November 2012
Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and MGM said the 23rd Bond would go into production in late 2011.
MGM and Producers Wilson and Broccoli confirmed the 23rd Bond movie would go into production late in the year.
Oscar Winning Sam Mendes has been named as the director, starring Daniel Craig for his third appearance as the Vodka Martini drinking spy.
After MGM filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2010, we were told the franchise had been on hold indefinitely amid the financial troubles.
James Bond, one of the longest running franchises in film history, suspended all works on the 23rd film in April 2010 because of the company’s risky future, however after a rescue deal by US firm Spyglass entertainment it seems the box office hit movies will return.
This will be the first Bond film made since the last adventure, in 2008’s Quantum of Solace.
Daniel Craig – who made his Bond debut in Casino Royale in 2006 – is the sixth actor to play the British secret agent on the big screen, after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.
His first outing, in Casino Royale,
Craig’s first appearance as Bond in Casino Royale in 2006, was the most successful instalment in the franchise’s 48-year history, taking $594m (£385m) at the global box office. His debut made him the sixth actor to play British Secret Agent 007 after, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan
The latest Bond screenplay has been written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.