Bond 23 production stalled

MGM sale puts everything on hold...


The current sale of film studio MGM, who hold the rights to the entire James Bond series, has apparently resulted in a delay to 007’s next big day out.

After speculation earlier this week about the as-yet-untitled new Bond film’s status, producer Michael G Wilson has waded in to give us official word on the production.

Wilson told Total Film: “Our timeline's a little up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don't know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it's uncertain.”

So just how far into production are they? Well... “We've hired the writers and we've been working with them but it's just too early to say anything. You know, often at this stage, I find myself saying, 'Oh, we're gonna do this and that', then six months from now you'll say, 'That isn't in the film at all - you told me it was...'

“I think we're at the stage where a lot of ideas are floating around that sound very good, but whether they make the final cut, who knows?”

Shooting on the new film was scheduled to commence at the end of this year with Daniel Craig back in the tux.

We're not sure how the delays will impact that time frame, but either way we won't be seeing another Bond until at least 2011. Stay tuned!

What do you want from Bond 23? Comments below...


    • pimpernel

      Jan 5th 2010, 9:56

      I reckon the next one will have something to do with the big corporation, Quantum, from last time. There's more still to come from them, mark my words.

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    • ricdavsoc39

      Jan 5th 2010, 10:30

      Maybe they could do an Al-Qaeda storyline with Bond taking out the whole organisation single handed

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    • TheSwede

      Jan 5th 2010, 19:37

      I think pimp up here got a point! I wanna see more of Quantum too. Further more I think Daniel Craig is one of the absolute best 007´s. He brought James Bond back to life!

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    • IKEOBI73

      Jan 5th 2010, 20:34

      How about casting one of the many Bond hopefuls as Bond's nemesis. Creating a strong character driven story puntuated with breathtaking action. There could even be a bit in the script where the character says that "I could have been you in another life?"

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    • MadMatt

      Jan 5th 2010, 21:05

      More time to work on the script can only be a good thing. More in the vein of Casino Royale than Quantum Of Solace this time please... Stronger - more understandable - plot, lengthier character beats and a bit of romance. And hire a decent editor this time...

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    • MadMatt

      Jan 5th 2010, 22:23

      According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes is going to direct the next Bond. Good choice, I think.

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