Trade paper Variety today carries a story on studios’ increasing desire to plan ahead for upcoming releases, briefly mentioning Sony’s plans for the James Bond franchise.
Whilst November 2008 sees Daniel Craig return to the role of Agent 007, the studio is reportedly eying a 2010 release date for the following Bond pic, the 23rd in the enduring spy series.
Newly-announced Bond 22 director Marc Forster and writer Paul Haggis are currently hard at work on bringing 007’s next outing to the screen. However, increasing pressures on studios – particularly in the area of marketing and merchandising – mean they have to plan further ahead in their schedules.
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