Bond Will Return in November 2012 Despite Bankrupt MGM

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James Bond is broke. But that's not going to stop him from his next mission.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer filed for bankruptcy yesterday after rejecting a takeover bid by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and billionaire Carl Icahn. But that just seems to be the first step toward a (potentially) bright new future for the company, according to The Financial Times.

MGM will soon shake and stir itself into a radical new organization, with reps stating that new James Bond adventures are set to once again be released every two years, starting with the currently untitled "Bond 23" in November 2012.

Sam Mendes is currently still attached to direct the film if his schedule allows, with Daniel Craig set to reprise his role as 007. MGM hopes to start shooting (cameras and guns -- this is a Bond movie, after all) by late 2011.

We knew Bond would be back. You only live twice, after all.