James Bond 23 Back On Track?

Subscribe to Daniel Craig alerts

Daniel Craig is set to return to work on the 23rd James Bond movie.

The project has been on hold indefinitely because of financing problems with studio Mgm, but even Sam Mendes - who had pulled out of the project because of the difficulties - is believed to be back on board with production, taking himself out of the running to direct 'The Hunger Games'.

According to Deadline.com, shooting on the movie could begin as early as summer 2011.

Bond 23 - which has yet to be officially titled - was set to be filmed this year ahead of a 2011 release.

MGM announced earlier this week that it lenders had agreed to extend its debt repayment period until the end of October.

In a statement, the studio said: "The lenders took this action in support of The Company's ongoing efforts to evaluate long-term strategic alternatives to maximize value for its stakeholders. MGM appreciates the continued support of its lender group throughout this process."

Problems with MGM - which is rumoured to be in $3.7 billion of debt - has also halted production on 'The Hobbit' movie.

However, Sir Ian McKellen recently revealed the movie could begin shooting in January 2011.


Tags: Daniel Craig - Ian McKellen - James Bond - Mgm - Sam Mendes - The Company

Subscribe to Daniel Craig alerts

More Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig Raves About The Cast Of 'Spectre'

"We've spent two years getting this together," said Daniel Craig while discussing the announcement of 'Spectre' "and there's been so much hard work and effort"....

Contactmusic.com’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course,...

Could Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?

Anticipation is building for the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise when Spectre is released next year, but the series might be radically overhauled...

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats...


Daniel Craig And Rory Kinnear Speed Under Thames Bridge In 'Spectre' Filming - Part 7

Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear sail under a low bridge on the River Thames in London as they prepare to shoot a scene for forthcoming...

Daniel Craig And Rory Kinnear Hold Tight On Bobbing Speedboat During 'Spectre' Filming - Part 5

Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear rock backwards and forwards on a slow moving speedboat on top of the River Thames in London as they prepare...

Daniel Craig And Rory Kinnear Joined By Film Crew In Thames Scene During 'Spectre' Filming - Part 6

Daniel Craig and Rory Kinnear appear to take a break from filming the upcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre' as they stand on their stationary speedboat...

Daniel Craig And Rory Kinnear Are Followed By Film Crew On 'Spectre' London Set - Part 4

Daniel Craig seems to be gesticulating enthusiastically as he and Rory Kinnear take a speedboat ride on the River Thames in London during filming for...



Daniel Craig Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Daniel Craig

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All