More signs Bond 24 won’t be out until at least 2015

When will Daniel Craig's 007 return?

When will Daniel Craig’s 007 return?

This is just a guess, but there seem to be more signs that Bond 24 won’t appear in theaters until at least 2015.

First, the co-bosses of Eon Productions, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have gotten involved in another film project, according to THE SCREEN DAILY WEB SITE. Here’s an excerpt:

EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to exec-produce love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer.

Oblivion and Shadowdancer star Andrea Riseborough is to star alongside Homeland’s Damian Lewis in love story The Silent Storm, which WestEnd will be presenting to buyers in Cannes.

(snip)
James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of Eon Productions will executive produce and finance the drama, which is produced by Moon co-producer Nicky Bentham of Neon Films….Principal photography is due to get underway this summer in Scotland.

Tea leaf No. 2, courtesy of THE MI6 FAN WEB SITE, is a story that has this quote from actor Ben Whishaw, who played the young Q in Skyfall: “More Bond, but we don’t even know when that’s going to happen, you never know…I’ve heard some things, but I can’t share. I thought it might be the end of this year but I’m not sure anymore.”

Finally, what wasn’t said by Gary Barber, the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon’s partner in the Bond movies. In November, he told investors the company hoped Bond 24 could come out in two years but he’d settle for three years. He also disclosed that John Logan, a writer on Skyfall, would write Bond 24 and Bond 25. In early 2013, Barber said Bond 24 would be out within three years. If taken literally, that could mean as late as 2016.

This week, Barber said nothing about Bond 24. At the same time, no investors asked, unlike the two previous quarterly earnings calls.

Nothing is certain. Still, both Broccoli and Wilson have publicly said they don’t want to be compelled to meet an every-other-year schedule. (Here’s ONE EXAMPLE FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.)

MGM, back when it was in bankruptcy three years ago, said having Bond movies out every other year was a major part of its reorganization plan. These days, the company isn’t talking about the subject much anymore.

Maybe things will change. But with no director signed, or even publicly talked about, the clock is slowly ticking on a 2014 James Bond film. Skyfall was announced in JANUARY 2011 and filming began 10 months later. It’s less than seven-and-a-half months until the start of 2014, about the time production would start for a November 2014 release.

MARCH 2013 POST: Why we guess Bond 24 won’t be out until at least 2015

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6 Responses

  1. I am very disappointed MGM, Sony and the EON Producers will not stick with the every two years of releasing a James Bond movie. It can be done as it has before. Only 2 or 3 Bond movies in a decade, instead of 5 to enjoy?
    I was so hoping for a new James Bond movie to enjoy in 2014, then 2016. And for 2018…a new actor to play James Bond.

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  3. how many is Craig signed up for,cos surely at this rate he’ll be lucky to be doing even one more? isn’t it time to knock this franchise on the head?

  4. Michael G. Wilson mentioned he wanted Daniel Craig to beat Roger Moore’s record of being the longest serving actor to play James Bond. So, of course, they want to stretch it to 2016 and 2019. Instead of getting 5 James Bond movies per decade under the “every 2 years” deal, we only are going to get 2 or 3 per decade.
    Personally, I am ready for a new actor to play James Bond and if it will take the younger Wilson family to bring the “every 2 years” deal back. Then let’s do it. I’m getting old and I want to see more James Bond movies in my lifetime.

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