James Bond fans may not have to wait long for the next installment in the storied movie franchise.
Reuters is reporting that MGM teased Bond fans with talk of a new movie during its investor conference call on March 19. During the call, MGM CEO Gary Barber reportedly stated that MGM "hopes" a new Bond movie will be released within three years.
Barber went on to state that the studio is developing a screenplay for the new Bond movie and that a director for the next Bond movie could be revealed "soon."
MGM also revealed in its 2012 fiscal results that last year's Skyfall was the "biggest" release of a James Bond film ever. The studio reported that its theatrical revenues increased $661 million over its 2011 revenues, in part because of the success of Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Bond fans have never had to wait too long for a new installment in the franchise. The longest time gap between Bond movies was between 1989's Licence to Kill and 1995's GoldenEye.
The video below splices together scenes from each Bond movie into a single "movie." It provides a look at the evolving visual style of the movies, as well as the different writing and directing choices that defined each era of Bond movies.