Latest ‘James Bond’ film back on track?

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 17:31 PM IST

London: Daniel Craig could return as ‘James Bond’ in the upcoming instalment of the franchise, following reports that the latest 007 film is back on track.

Sam Mendes has pulled out of negotiations to direct futuristic thriller ‘The Hunger Games’ because MGM are ready to move forward with production on Bond 23.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the shooting for the movie could begin by late summer or early autumn 2011.

Earlier, the Bond flick was put on indefinite hold, with EON Productions blaming the financial difficulties of MGM studios, which is reported to have a 3.7 billion-dollar debt, reports the Mirror.

MGM announced this week that its lenders have agreed to extend the company’s debt repayment period further.

The studio, which also has a stake in the forthcoming ‘Hobbit’ movie, is going through a pre-packaged bankruptcy before Spyglass takes over.

ANI