Back in 2009 Judi Dench said she would be returning as M in Bond 23 and expected to begin filming in early 2011. However, that was before the whole MGM situation, which was only resolved last month. Since then we’ve had confirmation that Daniel Craig will be returning as Bond with Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, Jarhead) directing, and Dench today confirmed she’ll be back as well.
In an interview with the BBC Dench said she can’t reveal anything about the script, but she is looking forward “hugely” to working with Craig again and Sam Mendes, who she has previously worked with in theatre.
You can watch the short interview here.
The script for Bond 23 has been written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan, and a release date of November 9, 2012 has been set.