moving back to November.
With no working title, no script and no director willing to commit to the project, studio
executives had to step in and postpone the very questionable sequel to Casino Royale. Our
Chrystal ball show Danny in the unemployment line when Casino Royale bombs.
Sep. 01, 2006
'Bond 22' will 'stay course' for Nov. '08
By Nicole Sperling
Bond is moving back to November.
Columbia Pictures confirmed Thursday that "Bond 22" -- the yet-to-be-named Bond film that
will be produced after November's "Casino Royale" -- will open Nov. 7, 2008, rather than the
original date of May 2, 2008.
Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chairman Jeff Blake said the studio, along with partners
MGM and British production company EON Prods., are in talks to bring on a new director after
Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") bowed out of the project. No new names have been mentioned.
The new date also gives the filmmakers the standard two years to complete the next film -- the
usual time between Bond movies.
"Eighteen months was a very short window," Blake said. "We're going to stay the course."
Daniel Craig, who will be seen for the first time in the fall as the newest James Bond, already
has signed for a repeat performance for the 22nd Bond film.