Bond back in 2-007
09:30 04 May 2006
James Bond bosses want to release the sequel to new movie 'Casino Royale' next year - because the date ends in 007.
Producers are keen to take advantage of the numerical significance with the suave spy's special agent number and want to start work on the project as soon as shooting has finished on the current film.
A source told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "The next one will be in 2007 - Bond's year. It will mean back-to-back shooting but then the next film will pick up where 'Casino Royale' leaves off anyway."
However, the decision will mean new Bond, Daniel Craig, will not have a break between movies and will have to juggle promotional commitments for 'Casino Royale' with filming.
Since Craig was announced as the latest actor to don the secret agent's famous tuxedo he has faced a barrage of criticism.
Some angry fans of the franchise even started an online petition, found on website www.craignotbond.com, urging movie goers to boycott the film.
But bosses at EON Productions are believed to be very happy with the blonde actor's interpretation of the spy and are now keen to extend his current contract.
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