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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendez on for Bond 23

12 January 2011

James Bond seems to have a license to kill again. It is reported that Sam Mendez will shoot Bond 23 from a script by regular contributors Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, along with John Logan for a November 2012 release.

What's intriguing is that it seems Peter Morgan is no longer involved, his replacement Logan has worked on the likes of Gladiator, The Aviator, The Last Samurai and more recently, Rango and Hugo Cabret it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to Her Majesty’s finest secret agent.

MGM is now fielding offers from various studios to distribute the film, with Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace home base Sony and Paramount said to be the big contenders.

There is no word on other elements yet, though given that he’s talked about the project, David Arnold will be returning to compose the music. And unless Mendes is headed in a radical new direction with the character, Judi Dench will probably turn up as M and Daniel Craig is set to return as 007.