“Culver City, CA – July 20, 2006. It was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, that the 22nd James Bond adventure will be released by Columbia Pictures on May 2, 2008 with Daniel Craig reprising the role of the legendary British secret agent. The story for the latest James Bond film produced by the franchise holders, EON Productions, has yet to be announced. “As we wrap production on Casino Royale, we couldn’t be more excited about the direction the franchise is heading with Daniel Craig. Daniel has taken the origins of Ian Fleming’s James Bond portraying, with emotional complexity, a darker and edgier 007,” said Wilson and Broccoli. EON Productions is owned by the Broccoli family.”
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