James Bond begins filming in NovemberAfter doubts as to its long-term viability were cast by MGM's bankruptcy last year, the Bond franchise was given the chest paddles back in January when it was announced that not only had the 007 brand been revived, but that Sam Mendes would direct the next James Bond movie. Other than a few distant rumblings that Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem might be villains, not much else has been said.

That is, until Dame Judi Dench - who will reprise her role as Bond's superior, M - did an interview with The Express where she revealed (via what might have been a slip of the lips) that filming for the next James Bond movie will begin in November.

Dench said, "I am going to do the next Bond in November. I don't know the location yet but hopefully it will be somewhere nice. I can't tell you much more but I do enjoy ­playing M as she is such a strong character. I like being bossy and my grandson thinks its cool that I’m in Bond."

So, there you have it. James Bond 23 (its current working title) will begin filming in November of this year with Sam Mendes at the helm, Daniel Craig in the tux, Judi Dench as M, and possibly Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem as villains. Stay tuned!