Forget that old license to kill stuff, because James Bond has something even cooler since Skyfall joined the $1 billion worldwide club in December. The suave 007 agent has a license to print money as plans to start filming next James Bond movie are already in motion.
MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber revealed the status of the franchise on a conference call with investors.
We are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon. We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released.
Recently, we informed you that Sam Mendes confirmed he would not return. Skyfall co-writer John Logan is still carrying out scripting duties on 007′s next adventure.
Daniel Craig has already signed on for two more films in the lead role.
Let’s remind ourselves that two years is the norm between Bond films, with bigger gaps usually down to legal issues or change of actors playing 007.
A lot of people have been rumored or mentioned as dream directors, but the leading candidate is still Guy Ritchie.
How about you?