Bond Won’t Return For Three More Years

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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

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  • Sojourner

    Per the FB update that brought me here: Glad to know I wasn’t the only one to go “huh?” when he let that woman die. They paint this sad picture for her and so suddenly kill her off (it took me a few seconds to realize she had died due to what I can only say amounted to shoddy editing) that it kinda left me cold to the film.

    Good movie, I just wasn’t that impressed and was quite surprised to see how much it took in.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I honestly thought she was just wounded, but even before the bad guy shot, I kept expecting Bond to pull a fast one and save the day. Apparently this new, “grittier” Bond is of the “screw’em and let’em die” type. Joy.

  • Bob

    Isn’t Daniel Craig going to be a little too old for all those movies? I mean, I know the other Bonds have always gone onto into their senior years but it always seems a little unrealistic once they hit their 50s.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      They’re actors. Their entire life is working out, eating right, and looking good, all with the help of an army of assistants. They don’t “age” like the rest of us normal folk.

      • Bob

        Clearly you never saw Roger Moore in A View To A Kill :P

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Maybe I should append my previous statement with “modern day actors”? But then again, my Roger Moore Bond memories are very hazy…

  • Brubaker

    Craig is still two years younger than Moore was when he first took the role.