Bond 23 will officially return in November 2012

New film back on track

James Bond

Bond’s had to wait in the wings for what seems like an age while movie studio MGM wrestle out of their financial crisis.

But finally his patience has paid off, as Deadline have confirmed previous reports that Bond 23 has been given an official release date of 9 November 2012.

Which ends up being nicely poetic, seeing as next year will be the 50th anniversary of the first ever Bond film, Dr. No. It’s almost like they planned it…

Adding to the great news comes word that Sam Mendes is still attached to direct, and Daniel Craig is on board to return for his third outing in the tux.

Mendes will apparently work from a script by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan, with production officially kicking off later this year.

Is breakfast too early to get ourselves a celebratory Martini?

Hurrah? Or nuhuh? Glad that Bond's finally on the road to recovery? Shoot us a line below...


    • danclay77

      Jan 12th 2011, 8:08

      Great way to start the new year! Good news

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 12th 2011, 8:36

      Does Peter Morgan like that nickname?lol

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    • Mezza

      Jan 12th 2011, 10:37

      Shame we have to wait until 2012 though. Looking forward to another installment and very happy it will go ahead with Mr. Craig. My favourite Bond by a mile!

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    • davidleach2000

      Jan 12th 2011, 11:14

      Terrific news! He's also my favourite Bond since Connery! Hopefully 23 will lose all the unnecessary shaky cam and furious editing.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 12th 2011, 12:26

      Don't worry dalidab1982 GI Joe 2 is still going ahead :)

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 12th 2011, 13:52

      Jason Issacs as a (non Dr Evil) Blofeld please!

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 12th 2011, 21:58

      Have you met many part-robot killing machines? I don't see that as being realistic to the franchise. I think that might even be too fanciful for Brosnan era bond.

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    • joedav87

      Jan 12th 2011, 22:44

      Haha i did think that as well Jeff. dalidab1982 basing your concept of what is real on Tekken isn't a good starting point. However your love of old school Bond does remind me of Alan Partridge, which more than makes up for this.

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    • CyberGuy1008

      Feb 20th 2011, 18:37

      It is good that the Bond franchise has survived for 50 years! Dispite changing times, values, world politics, and principal actors. The producers have managed to keep Bond relevant in the one area that matters, good entertainment. Of course some films are better than others, but they still manage to make enough of a profit to justify another go at it. Each new film has the potential for telling us a story that will allow us to loose ourselves in the world of Bond for a couple of hours. Personally, I think that "Bond 25" should be a direct acknowledgement of all of the previous Bond films that includes all of the previous Bond actors and other majors like Howard Kiel (Jaws). That would be a truly entertaining film to enjoy.

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