The boss of the movie studio where the Bond films are shot has assured fans there will be another outing for 007 - even though the next installment is currently on hold.
Producers of the as-yet-untitled 23rd movie had hoped for a release in 2011 or 2012 but have been forced to stall Daniel Craig's third turn as the superspy indefinitely due to uncertainty over the future of Mgm.
The decision sparked fears among some fans that Bond has saved the world for the last time - but the boss of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, where most indoor scenes for the films are shot, has moved to end the speculation.
Chief executive Ivan Dunleavy says, "I am sure there will be another Bond movie in future."
He is also adamant the planned closure of the UK Film Council will not be the end of movie-making in Britain, adding: "That decision has been made and there are a number of functions that the UK Film Council performs and they will be ongoing."