Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes Still Attached to Indefinitely-Delayed BOND 23

     July 8, 2010

Earlier this week, news broke that the upcoming James Bond film had gone from delayed to outright dead.  However, just because something isn’t moving, that doesn’t mean that it’s deceased.  The next Bond movie can’t move forward until the MGM’s financial meltdown comes to a close.  No one knows when that will be, but Deadline reports the good news that as of right now, director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig will come back to Bond 23 when MGM sorts out its business.  Deadline also reports that studios Spyglass Entertainment and Summit Entertainment are the front-runners to take control of MGM by the early fall.  That would be tremendous news as I think Craig is too good of a James Bond to only get two movies (with only the first one being good).  The sooner the MGM situation is resolved, the more times Craig can potentially play 007.

While they wait to return, Mendes and Craig are pursuing other projects.  Mendes is directing an adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel On Chesil Beach. As for Craig, he’s starring in Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens (which is due out next July) and is in negotiations to star in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Around The Web

Latest News

DHEEPAN Review | Cannes 2015

Jacques Audiard's latest film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Bad Weekend: The Last 10 Memorial Day Movies, Ranked

It turns out most Memorial Day movies aren’t very good.

AMY Review | Cannes 2015

Asif Kapadia's ('Senna') documentary is a biography of sorts, but also an incredible tribute to her as an artist.

Cannes 2015 Winners: Rooney Mara Best Actress, DHEEPAN the Palme d’Or, More

This year's Cannes jury includes Guillermo del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sienna Miller, and is headed up by Joel and Ethan Coen. What were their favorites of the fest?

CHRONIC Review | Cannes 2015

Michel Franco’s 'Chronic' stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse who gets too involved with his patients.

Box Office: TOMORROWLAND Stays Ahead of PITCH PERFECT 2 with $32.1 Million

Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.

New THE MARTIAN Pictures Further Reveal Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Thriller

Matt Damon leads the "'Cast Away' on Mars"-esque film, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Kate Mara.

Watch: POLTERGEIST’s Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt are forced to choose.

ASSASSIN’S CREED and Next BOURNE Movie May Add EX MACHINA’s Alicia Vikander

It looks like she won't star in 'The Circle' opposite Tom Hanks after all.


David Letterman's final 'Top Ten' and yet another enthusiastic 'Mad Max: Fury Road' recommendation also play roles in this week's Top 5.

Page 1 of 3,96312345...102030...Last »