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EON update on Bond 23: Sam Mendes still in, restarting next year

08-Oct-2010 • Skyfall

On the same day that MGM officially announced their plan with Spyglass, IGN spoke to David G. Wilson of EON Productions (son of producer Michael G. Wilson) about the forthcoming videogames, but also asked about the current state of the 23rd James Bond film.

We're in a holding pattern to see what happens with the studio", Wilson said. "We support them - we've had a long relationship for a long time and it's really important for us to get going again. They just have to sort out their financial issues."

When pressed for a start date, Wilson revealed "They have a plan going forward, and hopefully everything will go to plan and we hope to be in a position next year to start the film again."

And as for a script, it seems that the story has gone untouched for a while, with the producer admitting "The script's been in development for some time. We often start the scripts about a year before pre-production has begun. So the script has been in development but it's been halted for the time being."

Finally, Wilson put to bed recent speculation about director Sam Mendes' participation, adding "Yes, he's very excited to do this film - and it's a matter of timing too. He's a hot director, and there's a danger he would have to go and work on something else so we have to be patient and optimistic."

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