January 12, 2011
James Bond's "indefinite suspension" has been lifted, according to production sources. MGM and EON Productions have announced that they have given the new Bond film a go signal, with Daniel Craig returning in his role as the hot British secret agent.
Last year, the film, tentatively titled "Bond 23," was out on hold amid the film studio's financial woes. MGM filed for bankruptcy protection November 2010.
On Tuesday, Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, along with MGM Co-Chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, told iGossip's Brianchi Cafe' that "Bond 23" will commence production in late 2011.
Craig, who made his Bond debut in 2006 on "Casino Royale," is returning to his role. He is the sixth actor to play the iconic role on the big screen following Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan.
Craig brought a new personality to the role. His realistic, human connection to the character made his Bond one of the most believable Bonds in the history of the role.
By Dallas Bianchi