MGM Officially Announces November 2012 Return of James Bond!
by Ethan Anderton
January 11, 2011
After hearing that the unfortunately delayed next installment of James Bond was being halted by MGM's financial woes, good news came in the form of a plan for Agent 007 to return in November 2012. While red tape and rumblings of halted pre-production had recently created skepticism about hitting that mark, today MGM officially announced (via press release) that James Bond will return to theaters on November 9th, 2012. And if that wasn't enough good news, Daniel Craig is confirmed to reprise his role on Her Majesty's Secret Service and Sam Mendes will still be at the helm of this 23rd installment of the ever-growing James Bond franchise. Hell yes!
One thing's for sure, Craig is going to be very busy over the next few years since he is also signed for the American adaptation of all three installments of Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy which begins with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo currently in production. Take that into account with MGM's plans for one Bond movie every two years and Craig's got a busy schedule.
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan are behind the screenplay, and while we don't have any details yet, that surely won't stop Bond's biggest fans from getting excited. The film is still simply being referred to as Bond 23, and we'll be eagerly awaiting the official title sometime down the road. Personally, I can't wait to finally see Sam Mendes take on 007. Craig has just done a phenomenal job as Bond, and thinking back to Mendes work with him on Road to Perdition, I already can't wait to see what these two do will do with this franchise. We'll continue to keep you guys updated on the next one! Excited?