MGM has officially announced that the 23rd James Bond film is officially a go! Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition) is set to direct with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the one but many 007. Not much else is known about this next installment, but it does have a tentative release date of November 9th, 2012.

Here’s the official press release by MGM:
LOS ANGELES, CA (JANUARY 11, 2011) – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9, 2012.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan.