Although the eagerly-anticipated Bond film ?Casino Royale? wont be making its debut until November 17th (several other countries like Japan and Italy will not get to see the film until early 2007), UK tabloids have reported that the new 007 Daniel Craig has been given another licence to kill for the next installment. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, franchise producers of the famous James Bond name backed this up, saying that Daniel Craig will indeed be returning as the indomitable James Bond for the 22nd Bond film, which has yet to be titled, and is set to be released on May 2, 2008 by Columbia Pictures.
Does this mean that the execs are confident that Craig as the new OO7 will be hit with Bond fans? According to the UK tabloid News of The World, ?? Broccoli is so sure he’ll (Craig) be a box-office hit, she got him to sign on the dotted line for months before the release of his debut film.”
Born in 1968, English actor Daniel Craig was proclaimed to be the 6th actor to play the role of the debonair spy in April 2006 (replacing Pierce Brosnan). Brought up in Prescot in Cheshire (near Liverpool), Craig moved to London when he was 16 to pursue his theatre education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
His career took off in the UK through the BBC drama ?Our Friends in the North?, and internationally with Angelina Jolie in ?Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2?, Gwyneth Paltrow in ?Sylvia? , Tom Hanks in ?Road to Perdition?, and most recently Steven Spielberg?s Oscar-nominated ?Munich?.