New James Bond film to shoot this year
Tuesday, January 11 2011, 5:29pm ESTBy Naomi Rainey
, Entertainment Reporter
The new James Bond movie is due to start filming later this year, it has been officially announced.
EON Productions confirmed that the next instalment of the long-running spy franchise will go ahead, after doubt
was previously cast over the future of the series.
A statement read: "Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, co-chairmen and chief executive officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc, today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012."
Daniel Craig will return as the famous MI6 operative, while Sam Mendes is on board to direct the Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan-penned screenplay.