It’s Official, James Bond Returns Nov. 2012

An official press release has confirmed some good news:

“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.”

At last report legendary stage actor Simon Russell Beale, last seen on screen a few months ago playing the new bureaucratic home secretary in the ninth season of the BBC’s “Spooks”, is rumoured to be up for a villain role.