The next James Bond movie, yet to be titled and starring Daniel Craig in the title role of the British Secret Service Agent 007, will be in 3D.
The production on the new Bond movie, according to reports, has been delayed on account of the impending sale of MGM Studios as well as producer Michael Wilson’s decision to shoot the next Bond film in stereoscopic 3D.
Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning British director, is reportedly in negotiations to direct the next Bond film – which will be the 23rd in the immensely successful James Bond franchise series. Sam Mendes had won an Oscar for his debut film tilted American Beauty (1999).
If the deal goes through, the production for the next James Bond spy movie will start this June 2010, and will possibly be released in 2011, according to the publication The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement, Sara Keene, the British publicist for director Sam Mendes, said Mendes did have a meeting regarding the new James Bond film, but he “always has a lot of projects on the table that he might direct next.”
It was after the enormous success of James Cameron’s movie Avatar that the trend of shooting in stereoscopic 3D gained traction. Related story: Avatar 3D movie DVD to have deleted sex scene
Other films in 3D slated for release in 2010 are Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon.