And it is true! After an embarrassing and incapacitatingly annoying amount of ups, downs, oohs, aahs, whats, whys and HOW MUCH?!s at MGM, they've finally got their shit together, found a few quid down the back of the sofa and officially announced that...
Daniel Craig returns, which is obviously great, and Sam Mendes is directing, which bodes well for the charactery stuff. The script is by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote the last four Bonds and as such have about a 50/50 track record of awesome, balls-out brilliance and unfortunate, invisible-car-related crappery. They're being joined on this one by John Logan, who'll remind you he wrote Gladiator and The Aviator but will probably forget that he wrote 2002's The Time Machine remake. The jury's still out, JoLo.
I suppose now is as good a time as any to reboot my campaign to get the film called Blood And Thunder, and to get Vincent Cassel cast as the villain (though I have it on good authority that he said he'd never do it, the bastard), Bernard Hill or David Warner as M (sozzles Dame Judi), Noel Clarke as Q, Emilia Fox as Moneypenny, David Arnold doing the music, Daniel Kleinman designing the titles and Muse doing the theme song. Surely that's not too much to ask? I've already designed the poster.
COUNTDOWN TO BOND 23:
Good. Now let's get on with it.