‘James Bond’ back on track as Sam Mendes reportedly rejoins project

A follow up to 'Quantum Of Solace' could finally go into production

The follow-up to Quantum of Solace could finally go into production following doubts over the franchise’s future.

The 23rd 007 film was put on hold because of the financial problems surrounding MGM studios and the proposed director Sam Mendes recently left the project because of the situation.

However Deadline.com is now reporting that Mendes has dropped out of the running to direct thriller Hunger Games for Lionsgate because he’s returning to the Bond franchise.

The report also indicates that filming could begin next year with “Daniel Craig back in the Aston Martin”.

MGM revealed recently that its lenders had agreed to extend its debt repayment period.

A spokesperson for the studio said: “The lenders took this action in support of the company’s ongoing efforts to evaluate long-term strategic alternatives to maximize value for its stakeholders. MGM appreciates the continued support of its lender group throughout this process.”

As previously reported, MGM’s problems have also caused problems for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ prequel, ‘The Hobbit’.