Daniel Craig might maintain his current status as 007 for five more movies, as producers have asked him to play James Bond again.
Filmmakers are pushing to re-sign Craig, now 43, and will offer him a mega contract once his current James Bond movie, Skyfall, finishes filming, producer Michael G. Wilson told London's Sunday People.
This contract would put Craig in eight Bond films, surpassing the current leading star, Roger Moore, who kept his license to kill for only seven movies.
Filming has gone very well so far and I'd love Daniel to surpass Roger's record and do eight pictures, Wilson told London's Sunday People. Daniel's been an absolute pleasure to be around because he takes the role so seriously. There's really no one more passionate about making these films work than him -- he's a filmmaker's dream.
Asked about fears of being typecast to play an action spy at the film's announcement press conference in November, Craig said, Look, I like to work. All I know is doing a third one [Bond film], and being given the chance to do a third, means I just want to make the best possible Bond film ever. I want it to be Bond with a capital B.
Keeping Craig around for another five rounds will prove expensive as he's reportedly earning more than $12 million for Skyfall.
Craig's latest film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in which he plays a journalist searching for a woman who has been missing for 40 years, releases this week.