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Bond film setback to cause problems for Activision?

Bond 22 now set for Nov 08.

Activision's sketchy plan to release its first James Bond game in May 2008 has been thrown into doubt by reports that "Bond 22" - the film it'll be based on - is now due out on November 7th 2008 instead.

Just to be clear: we're the ones throwing it into doubt. Activision UK declined to comment on our suggestion that it would retarget the game to match the film's date, although the American arm of the company could spring into action overnight.

The news of Bond's cinematic delay comes from the Hollywood Reporter, which ran a story called "Bond 22 will 'stay course' for Nov. '08" this week, quoting Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chairman Jeff Blake. "Eighteen months was a very short window," he said, referring to the gap between Casino Royale, which is due out this year, and the proposed May 2008 release date, before saying they'd "stay the course" for November instead. Apparently Sony Pictures hasn't found a director for it either after the original chap, Roger Michell, left the project citing creative differences.

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick had said last month that Bond 22's big-screen date - then May - would be the "focus" of Treyarch's development of the game.

We'll let you know whether Activision has anything to say about its Bond 22 prospects, although we might have to wait a while for details. Either way they've got time to burn.

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