MGM released a short but sweet press release this afternoon announcing that the 23rd film in the James Bond saga is officially a go. Sam Mendes will direct, Daniel Craig will star and the film will be released on November 9, 2012. Read the full press release below.
Here’s the press release:
LOS ANGELES, CA (JANUARY 11, 2011) – 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 be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.
So, yay! Particularly at Sam Mendes directing, also at the fact that Daniel Craig gets to do more than two films as Bond.