We’ve been waiting for this and finally MGM and EON Productions have announced the next James Bond film will start production later this year. Daniel Craig and Judi Dench will return in Bond Number 23 (Craig starred in the last two Bond films, while Dench has played “M” since 1995). Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan will write the screenplay. American Beauty director Sam Mendes will direct the film which is scheduled to release on Nov. 9, 2012. Man that’s a time long way. But, with The Hobbit Part 1 also slated for release in 2012, it’s going to be a great year.