By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures.
Though there are still a few who doubt Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, MGM and Columbia Pictures are showing faith in the franchise.
With the next Bond installment not due out until this November, the studios are already getting the sequel up and running.
Roger Michell for Bond 22
According to THR, U.K.-based helmer Roger Michell is in negotiations to direct the follow-up to Casino Royale, which has a working title of Bond 22.
Columbia Pictures, which is producing Casino Royale and Bond 22 alongside MGM, declined comment. And while plot details for Bond 22 remain sketchy, sources say the film is based on an original idea from Bond producer Michael Wilson.
Eon Prods. is currently looking for a writer to adapt.
And, yes, Daniel Craig is expected to return to this film.
Michell and Craig are no strangers, as the two have also teamed on the 2004 drama Enduring Love.
Casino Royale comes to theatres on November 17th.
For more clips, movie stills, production photos, teaser trailer, synopsis and movie info, go to the Casino Royale Movie Page.