Back in April, EON Productions, which produces the James Bond films, had put Bond 23 on ice, and just the other month, it was reported that MGM canceled the film altogether. But now, it seems that 007's next adventure is back up and running.
Deadline is reporting that development on the next Bond film is back on track now that MGM's financial crisis has been averted. The site claims that Sam Mendes has bowed out of the running to direct The Hunger Games for Lionsgate "because the MGM picture is clearing up and it looks like production on 007 could begin by late summer or early fall, 2011 with Mendes at the helm and Daniel Craig back in the Aston Martin."
So, those fears that we wouldn't get 007 on the big screen again can now be quelled, as we're likely to see something by 2012.