James Bond will be returning to the silver screen, according to Variety. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions announced their plans to make the currently-unnamed film, which will be the 25th installment in the “James Bond” film franchise. Few details have been released about the upcoming film, but more news will be coming sometime soon, according to MGM and Eon.
James Bond will return to US cinemas on November 8, 2019 with a traditional earlier release in the UK and the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/6HnaDnfruK
— James Bond (@007) July 24, 2017
Rumors have already been swirling that Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace”) will return for another “James Bond” flick, despite previous comments against returning to the role. Producer Barbara Broccoli (“Spectre”) and Michael G. Wilson (“Licence to Kill”) have already signed on, and Broccoli has been doing her level best to secure Craig for the role. Broccoli is also in talks with Adele to write the upcoming film’s theme music. Adele previously won a Brit Award, a Grammy and a Golden Globe for her song “Skyfall,” which set the tone for the Bond film of the same name.
The upcoming film will be penned by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” which all starred Craig as Bond and received critical acclaim. No studio has been selected just yet to market and distribute the “Bond” film; there’s currently a battle between Warner Bros., Fox, Sony and Universal for the rights.
Sam Mendes, the fantastic director of “Skyfall” and “Spectre” will reportedly not be returning to direct the new film, according to Rolling Stone. “I’m a storyteller. And at the end of the day, I want to make stories with new characters,” he said. “It was an incredible adventure, I loved every second of it. But I think it’s time for somebody else.”
The untitled film will premiere Nov. 8, 2019.