Bond 23 Has NOT been Axed

Reports have appeared in the press over the last few days stating that Bond 23 had been cancelled. The Mirror and other newspapers reported that production had been axed entirely, and the story quickly spread across the globe.

However, the story is entirely without foundation; production remains suspended indefinitely while the problems stemming from MGMs financial problems are sorted out according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And much the same story comes from Gossip Cop, which quotes an unnamed source close to Daniel Craig:

“The situation remains exactly the same as for the last many months. The filmmakers formally announced then that the current production of Bond 23 was being postponed due to the issues relating to the sale of MGM.”

This is relatively good news for Bond fans. Although MGM has a lot of pain to go through before its problems are solved it looks like Bond 23 will go back into production once the studio is in a position to finance it.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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2 Responses to “Bond 23 Has NOT been Axed”

  • Raul

    I for one pray the filmakers employ this gap in production to re-tool James Bond because in my opinion they’ve taken the franchise in the wrong direction. The last 2 movies are way too violent & Bond comes across more like some homocidal maniac than the secret agent we all know & love.

  • Helen

    And I for one pray that they don’t! If anything Raul, the ‘Bond’ films have returned to the original style as written. Ian Fleming lifted the character of James Bond from many sources and from his own experiences during WWII. Violent? Yes Bond is. A homicidal maniac? Maybe. Authentic? It definitely is. I have been to several crew screenings of the Bond films and I have to say the best ones have, for me, been the most recent ones for authenticity and originality. The opening credit music was diabolical but that’s a whole different comment!