Finally, here’s the first official announcement for the 23rd James Bond movie.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions and MGM have today announced thatOscar nominated Peter Morgan (“Frost/Nixon,” “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Queen“) will team up with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade – co-writers of “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” – to write the script for Bond 23.
“Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we’re looking forward to working with the three of them,” commented Wilson and Broccoli.
Daniel Craig is already set to reprise his role as Ian Fleming‘s James Bond 007 in the film, and Wilson and Broccoli are producing.
Both “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale” were co-productions between MGM and Sony, with the latter distributing. The new film will be the first to return as a full MGM release. The first 20 pictures in the franchise were distributed by MGM.
A date for the start of production is yet to be confirmed.
A big and important question is – who will direct James Bond 23?