After being delayed a number of times and then subsequently cancelled in July of last year, it seems that the new James Bond movie has finally been given the green light, with an official release date of November 9th 2012. This is great news for all those people considering a Bond-themed Hollywood party.
The movie, the third to star Daniel Craig as the suave superspy, hit difficulties last year when MGM, the studio which owns the rights to the James Bond film franchise, ran into a financial crisis.
It is widely expected that director Sam Mendes will helm the new film as originally planned, while Daniel Craig will reprise his rough-edged portrayal of Agent 007.
Exact details of the plot and title of the movie are not yet known but it is widely thought that it will be based around a script penned by Neal Purvis and Robert wade, who have previously worked together in creating Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale and a number of earlier Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan.
This coming instalment will be the 23rd edition of the long-running spy series based on the novels of Ian Fleming. Production on the film is expected to begin in the second half of this year, and, if the film is made according to schedule, will be released during the 50th anniversary year of the very first Bond film, Dr No.