The first substantial Bond 21 rumours and
leaks have started to appear in the movie trade press this
Variety, whose track record during the Brosnan-era of Bond
films has proven accurate so far, claim Bond 21 will start
principal photography in January 2005.
No director has been named, but a holiday 2005 release
date has already been carved out, and a treatment and outline
have been worked up by Die Another Day writers Neal Purvis
and Robert Wade.
UK media has already started to misquote the "holiday"
season to mean a summer 2005 release. The Variety claim
points to a November/December 2005 release ("holiday
season" in the USA), giving Bond 21 a nine month schedule,
the same as "Die Another Day".
This announcement fits with Brosnan's current schedule
which includes filming Brett Ratner's "After The Sunset"
with Salma Hayek, followed by the action thriller "Mexicali"
starting in 2004.