After being put on hold for nine months, bosses have finally given the go-ahead for 007 to return
After being put on hold for nearly nine months, MGM bosses have finally given the go-ahead for James Bond to return, revealing hard man Daniel Craig will play 007 once again.
Last year, the latest in the series of famous films was put on hold as the studio braved a cash crisis, and some feared it would be canned for good, after MGM was forced to file for bankruptcy protection.
But now a spokesman has confirmed now the film will go full steam ahead, and is set to begin production later this year.
Director Sam Mendes will take the helm, and Judi Dench is also tipped to return for the flick, with a planned release date of November 2012.
‘I think I’m going to be needed in spring of 2011,’ Judi told MTV in 2009. ‘That’s a message I got.’
So far, there’s been no word on which lucky actress will play Daniel Craig’s latest Bond girl, although Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto was rumoured to be in the running before the film was shelved in 2010,
‘The project has been in the pipeline for months and Freida was always the dream Bond girl, but initially she was nervous about accepting it. This is going to be the most ambitious 007 yet,’ one insider revealed last year. ‘Sam plans to reinvent the genre.’
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