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In a press release from Sony Pictures today, it was confirmed that James Bond will return to theaters once again. The latest franchise to escape an indefinite development hold after MGM's recent financial woes, the two studios have joined together to finance the latest film, tentatively dubbed 'BOND 23'.
In the announcement, they confirmed that the next installment in the Bond franchise will go into production immediately, and is still slated for wide release on November 9th, 2012. However, the UK will get first crack at the film, as it opens on October 26th, 2012 across the UK and Ireland. Actor Daniel Craig will once again reprise his role as 007, his third outing after 2008's 'Quantum of Solace' and 2006's 'Casino Royale'.
Directed by Sam Mendes ('Road to Perdition', 'Jarhead'), the new film has been reportedly on and off again throughout the majority of the last year as MGM struggled to find funding and a creative team. With Mendes locked in, Daniel Craig signed on and offers being made to a slew of big name actors for the role of the main villian (Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes are reportedly in talks with the studio), it looks like the project is once again back on track, just in time to hit it's intended release date.