It was announced today that Sony will step in to co-finance BOND 23 with MGM, and Daniel Craig’s super agent will be back once more.
In a statement from Sony:
“Sony Pictures Entertainment will remain in the James Bond business after reaching an agreement with MGM to co-finance and theatrically market and distribute Bond 23 worldwide, it was announced today by MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal. Sony will release the next film in this iconic franchise on November 9, 2012 throughout the world except for select International territories, where MGM will directly oversee distribution.
Sony Pictures and MGM look forward to Sony Pictures co-financing and distributing Bond 24 on a similar basis.
“After successfully working on the re-launch of the James Bond franchise with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, we could not be more proud or privileged to continue our association with Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Daniel Craig, and the talented teams at EON and MGM,” said Pascal.”
Director Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, ROAD TO PERDITION) is presumably still behind the camera for the next installment.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now, all we got to do is wait about a year and a half for some more hell raising.