New James Bond Film: 'Bond 23' Announced

The name's Bond. James Bond. And he's back -- a new James Bond film has officially been announced.

EON Productions announced on Tuesday that the film, for now referred to now as 'Bond 23,' will go into production late this year.

Daniel Craig is back for his third turn as the secret agent, while Sam Mendes will direct the new installment.

In April, the film had been suspended indefinitely because of MGM's financial troubles. With their recent refinancing, the movie became good to go.

The release (via /Film) follows:


LOS ANGELES, CA (JANUARY 11, 2011) – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.