These Bond 23 on/off rumours are turning out to be more exciting than the last Bond movie… Quantum of something…

David Arnold should know a thing or two about the 007 franchise, he’s been around longer than Bond himself, having scored the soundtrack of the last five James Bond films. In a recent interview with Film Music Mag he announced that Bond 23 is officially back on now that MGM are emerging from bankruptcy proceedings. The movie has been suffering from on/off rumours for sometime, though we always knew Bond would never stay lying down.

“We only just got the news that we’re back on”. revealed the composer, “But ‘there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip’ So I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does.”

The musician also revealed some good news (or bad news, depending on your persuasion) that Daniel Craig will indeed get back his license to kill saying “I’m always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part. But like most things with movies, if it ain’t on the page etc… All I can say is that I’m looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!”

Earlier this month, troubled studio MGM said they were working on a plan to release a Bond movie every two years starting in 2012 but one uncofirmed issue was the increasingly crowded schedule of star Daniel Craig. 

MGM are now aiming for a November 2012 release with Jarhead director Sam Mendes expected to direct the film. Watch this space for more news.