James Bond is FINALLY coming back! It’s been a real ‘is he, isn’t he’ situation with Daniel Craig returning as Agent 007, but the actor is on board with director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) at the helm. Production will be a collaboration between EON Productions and MGM.

EON Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, commented,

“We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise. We will begin shooting Bond 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal will be our international distributor.”

“Under the leadership of Michael and Barbara, we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring the next 007 adventure to the big screen uniting the incomparable Daniel Craig with the extraordinary vision of Danny Boyle,” said Kevin Ulrich, MGM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group added,

“It has been 16 years since Die Another Day was distributed by MGM and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Universal.”

“Universal is extremely proud to collaborate with Michael, Barbara and MGM on the international marketing and distribution of Bond 25,” said Donna Langley Chairman of Universal Pictures. “The unparalleled combination of Danny’s innovative filmmaking and Daniel’s embodiment of 007 ensured we simply had to be partners in the next chapter of this iconic series.”

The film goes into production this December!