Bond Won’t Return For Three More Years

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012) Movie Image

Fans of the suave British secret agent hoping to get a new adventure sooner rather than later will be a tad disappointed by this news.

According to MGM chief Gary Barber, in a conference call with investors, a search for a director (to replace Sam Mendes, who decided one Bond film was enough for him) is on the way, and they’re “developing” a new script for Bond 24:

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.

Daniel Craig is still attached to play Bond, and is signed up for two more films in the franchise, which would give him five Bond movies under his belt if he follows through to the end of his contract, which isn’t always a given.

It’s actually kind of surprising that MGM isn’t more eager to get Bond 24 up and running, considering that “Skyfall” turned in a ridiculous profit of $1.1 billion at the box office. This, despite a so-so story and what had to be some ludicrous plotting, culminating in a finale that looked like it was inspired by the “Home Alone” movies.

Via : Reuters