Bond 23: November 9, 2012
Finally! Bond fans rejoice! The next James Bond movie will be released in less than two years!News Category: SkyFall NewsPosted on January 11, 2011 8:41 PM
The wait is over!
We now know, officially, when the 23rd James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be released.
In a joint press release, MGM Studios and EON Productions have announced that Bond 23 will be released on November 9, 2012.
Check out a BBC News article about the latest news:
New James Bond film starring Daniel Craig is announced
A new James Bond film has been given the go-ahead and is due to be released on 9 November 2012, film studio MGM and EON Productions have announced.
Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and MGM said the 23rd Bond would go into production in late 2011.
The latest 007 adventure, starring Daniel Craig for the third time, will be directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes.
The franchise had been on hold amid financial troubles, with MGM filing for bankruptcy protection last November.
A rescue deal and restructuring plan put US firm Spyglass Entertainment at the helm of MGM, which had struggled due to several box office flops and a DVD sales slump.
Work on the 23rd film was suspended in April 2010 because of uncertainty over the company's future.
James Bond is one of the longest running franchises in film history.
Its return marks a four-year hiatus for Bond since his last adventure, 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, was the most successful installment in the franchise's 48-year history, taking $594m (£385m) at the global box office.
The latest Bond screenplay has been written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
The countdown begins!
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