Well, it would seem that the seemingly eternal wait for the next Bond film is almost at an end. MGM's financial quagmire is almost at an end. The biggest question, though, is whether or not director Sam Mendes is still on board.
According to ex-wife Kate Winslet, he is. In an informal (note: keyword here is informal) chat with the Daily Mail, Winslet revealed that, if all goes well, she'll be moving over to England with the kids to support her ex-husband during production.
Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and forwards to New York from London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me.
Though she laughed off the idea of playing a Bond girl in the movie.
Next up is the news that Mendes' friend Simon Russell Beale is currently performing on stage in the play 'Deathtrap', which has been viewed by producer Barbara Broccoli... twice. Without trying to stoke the fires of speculation (maybe she just likes the play?), could this man be the next Bond villain?
Finally, here's an excerpt from an interview with Bond composer David Arnold, asked about the score for the next film:
I haven’t thought about it yet. We only just got the news that we’re back on. But ‘there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip’ So I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does. And I’m always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part. But like most things with movies, if it ain’t on the page etc… All I can say is that I’m looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!