Producers say screen spy James Bond is returning next year with a new movie called "Skyfall."
Daniel Craig stars as the suave secret agent for a third time in the film, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty").
Javier Bardem will also join the cast for 007's 23rd screen adventure, producers said Thursday.
Bond's future was thrown into doubt when studio MGM filed for bankruptcy in 2010. But its new management and Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced earlier this year that the spy would live to fight another day.
The movie is due to be released a year from now, four years after Bond's last adventure, "Quantum of Solace."