Bond 23 will get Irish release before opening in America June 2, 2011 In a changing trend, UK and Irish audiences are getting movies before those in America.. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment today revealed the release date for the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond adventure will be Friday, 26TH October, 2012 opening in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. BOND 23 will see Daniel Craig continue his role as James Bond in the iconic movie franchise, with British director Sam Mendes at the helm of the as-yet untitled 23rd James Bond adventure. The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The last two films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, had record-high grosses for the Bond franchise, with Casino Royale taking in $599 million in worldwide ticket sales and Quantum of Solace generating $577 million. The American release date for Bond 23 is November 9th 2012, continuing a growing trend for blockbusters getting a European release before being launched in America.