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Bond 24 Set For Release Within 3 Years
MGM will announce a director soon...

20 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Reuters

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With Skyfall now the biggest British film of all time and the only Bond movie to pass the $1 billion mark, any tidbits about when to expect its follow-up are very interesting tidbits indeed - even if Sam Mendes is now out of the picture as a possible director. Handily, we have one right here with the news that MGM and Eon are aiming for a release for Bond 24 within the next three years.

"[We] are very excited about the franchise," MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber tells Reuters. "We look forward to announcing a director soon. We are currently developing the screenplay [with Skyfall writer John Logan but not, importantly, old hands Neal Purvis and Robert Wade] and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next three years it will be released."

There had been rumours about Bond 24 and Bond 25 being a twinned double-sequel, but that's now been dismissed by Eon and co. Within three years, of course, means that it'll be out by 2016 at the latest, by which point its star Daniel Craig will be 48. If there's another three year gap after that, Craig's final film - he's signed on for just two more - will see 007 played by a 51-year-old man, which is nothing compared to Roger Moore, who was 57 whilst shooting A View To A Kill in 1984.

But who should direct Bond 24? Have a look at our in-depth feature here and let us know who you'd like to helm 007's next outing.

For more on how Bond movies are made, check out our fasinating special podcast interview with Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade below. If you're even just a passing 007 fan, you won't want to miss this one...

P.S. You can download it via iTunes and our RSS feed here if you're not a SoundCloud aficionado.


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RE: @Drew_231 and chris wootton
Really? Did you not think that the Dark Knight Rises was a bit... shit? I loved Inception and agree that it's not a Bond movie.. I'm just sick of hearing his name attached to every single project.. don't tell me.. Jennifer Lawrence as the Bond girl? More

Posted by chris wootton at 17:14 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

@Drew_231 and chris wootton
@Drew_231 - Inception is, er, Inception; a sci-fi movie involving, to some extent, time travel. Just because it has Bond-esque set-pieces it doesn't make it a "Bond movie" or even close. More than anything it hints at how Nolan could take Bond staples and use them within his own, newly-defined Bond universe (which I'm sure won't involve falling asleep in order to steal secrets!) @chris wootton - Why on earth not?! One of the best directors of his generation, currently in the form of h More

Posted by TheBladeRunner at 16:24 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

Sick to death of hearing NOLAN NOLAN NOLAN
Anyone else will do.. even Pauly Shore More

Posted by chris wootton at 16:06 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: No brainer
Nolans already made a Bond film guys It was called Inception remember I cant think of anyone better than Matthew Vaughn What about Alfonso Cuaron though? that could be a very interesting, if very left field choice More

Posted by Drew_231 at 15:56 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

No brainer
NOLAN,NOLAN,NOLAN,NOLAN.i would also like to see the return of jaws in some form. More

Posted by paulmitchell at 15:41 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

Makes sense
Quality not quantity is always best, as I keep telling the wife... Chris Nolan to direct please. A Nolan "trilogy" unfolding over the next 10 years would be perfect More

Posted by TheBladeRunner at 15:11 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

I'd rather have them taking their time with the next movie. Bonds produced on an assembly line haven't usually been the most satisfying (see later Moore Bonds/TMD & TWINE). QOS also suffered from having been rushed through production. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 13:05 on 20 March 2013 | Report This Post

Shame
was hoping they would get back to the 2 year cycle of filming/releasing bond but things are probably more complicated behind the scenes now. More

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