The movie studio known simply as MGM revealed on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, that they expect to release the next James Bond film within three years. They already hope to announce a new director soon since Sam Mendes had decided against staying on. "James Bond 24" (working title" will be the follow-up to the extremely successful "Skyfall."
MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber said in a conference call that the studio was developing the screenplay for the next James Bond movie in the 50-year-old franchise.
"We are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon," Barber said.
"We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released," Barber added.
There are no details to be had on "James Bond 24" as of yet, but Daniel Craig will definitely be returning for the lead role of the British secret agent. Craig is actually already signed on for two more in the franchise.
"Skyfall" ended up making $1.1 billion in the worldwide box office and impressed critics all over. Director Sam Mendes did great work on the film, but wished to move onto his theater projects at this time.