New James Bond Movie Scheduled for 2012

Dust off the tuxedo and shake up those martinis; James Bond is back!

After ceasing plans for the 23rd James Bond movie due to financial problems, MGM is going forward with the film, eyeing a November 2012 release date for the next installment of the super-spy cinematic series.

MGM, which officially filed for bankruptcy and began restructuring proceedings earlier this year, is seeking a partner to fund the movie.

It’s still uncertain whether Daniel Craig, who played the suave British agent in 2006’s Casino Royale and 2008’s Quantum of Solace, will reprise the role. Craig is currently filming the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake, which is expected to bloom into a multi-film series. Nor is it known whether Sam Mendes, who was previously attached to the project, will be back on board to direct.

Are you excited to have Bond back? And if Craig doesn’t play him, who will? Let us know in the comments section.