According to a source cited by Britain’s Mail On Sunday and subsequently picked up on the bloggin wires, Daniel Craig’s commitment to “Dream House” – a thriller with Naomi Watts – could push the production of James Bond 23 back even further.
The new James Bond movie, it is explained, is nowhere near ready to film. Where this information comes from, though, is anyones guess. Certain papers have a reputation for sensationalizing the news, and another ‘inside source’ could prove fruitless.
Nevertheless, in the name of balance, here’s the quote run by the media:
The producers have been working on the script for nearly two years and hired Sam Mendes as the director. They’re not even close to starting filming yet.
Followers of Bond23.net will know that Sam Mendes’ role in Bond 23 is fringe at best, until James Bond Producers, EON, (and their distributors… be it MGM or another waiting in the wings) are able to put the money together to finance the next step.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.