Bond, James Bond, will be back on the big screen in 2012, EW.com has confirmed.
Financial tussling over the fate of MGM led the Broccoli family, who produces the Bond films, to stop development of the 23rd film in the long-running series last year. But the latest adventure for 007 – which has yet to get a title – is back on track with plans for a Nov. 9, 2012 release date.
Daniel Craig will return for his third run as the British superspy.
According to EW, the announcement from MGM and EON Productions confirms Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”), who was attached to the project before it stalled, is still on as director. The script will come from Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
EON is run by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, children of the late producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, who launched the franchise in 1962 with Sean Connery playing Bond in “Dr. No.”