Eon Productions, which oversees all Bond projects, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, announced on Monday that the next film will be released on Nov. 8, 2019. The script will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have collaborated on the screenplays for the last six 007 installments. The film will be produced by Eon's Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Details about distribution, international release dates and the film's cast and director will reportedly be announced "at a later date," but according to The New York Times, Craig is locked in to star as Bond.
Craig made headlines in October 2015 ahead of the release of Spectre, when he said he'd rather "slash my wrists" than play the beloved MI6 agent in another movie.
"It’s a drag," Craig told TimeOut of playing the character. "The best acting is when you’re not concerned about the surface. And Bond is the opposite of that. You have to be bothered about how you’re looking. It’s a struggle. I know that how Bond wears a suit and walks into a room is important. But as an actor I don’t want to give a f**k about what I look like! So I have to play with both things. In a way that works, as that’s Bond: he looks good and he doesn’t give a f**k what you think he looks like!"
"No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move on," he said of reprising his role, before later explaining that he was exhausted during the interview, and would consider returning to the franchise.