James Bond 23: Will the Film's Title Be 'Skyfall'?

Daniel Craig James Bond Casino Royale 2011

Domain name registrations show that the MGM and Sony release with Daniel Craig that is scheduled for late 2012 could bear that name.

NEW YORK - The titles of James Bond films have traditionally been the subject of much debate.

The latest release in the franchise, Bond 23, could well have a name now, according to Fusible.com.

The site reported that the MGM and Sony Pictures release, slated for late 2012, will likely be called Skyfall, according to several domain name registrations that were privately purchased through brand protection company MarkMonitor this week. Sony Pictures has used MarkMonitor for thousands of domain names, including SonyPictures.com, according to the site.

Fusible said that among the Web addresses purchased are JamesBond-Skyfall.com and Skyfallthefilm.com. The company had registered other Skyfall names back in August, it said.

Sony officials weren't immediately available for comment.

Earlier this year, the studios announced that Bond 23 will be released in the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 26 of next year, with the U.S. launch set for Nov. 9.

In the movie, Daniel Craig returns as Bond with Sam Mendes directing.

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