It’s an annoucement many have been waiting for since Skyfall brought in over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and the day has finally come. MGM and Eon Films have announced that the next James Bond film will be released in October 2015 which means pre-production for the film will begin very soon.
Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
This news comes as a great surprise to Bond fans who are used to waiting very long periods of time before hearing any news about upcoming films. MGM’s studio struggles in the late 2000s caused large gaps to form in between Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and last year’s Skyfall. But MGM has it’s ducks in a row and the fact that the 23rd Bond film made over $1B at the box office only helped executives pick up their feet in terms of getting another Bond film started.
Star Daniel Craig signed a two picture deal to play Bond after the success of Skyfall which means he and director Sam Mendes will be back for a second time to bring Bond to life on the big screen.