A James Bond submarine car featured in The Spy Who Loved Me has been sold for £550,000, well under its estimated price of £650,000.
One James Bond fan has got their hands on the submarine car used in The Spy Who Loved - for the hefty price of £550, 000.
The next James Bond film will be directed by Sam Mendes, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007, following the success of Skyfall.
The director said: "It's not for me. I like working under the radar a bit more, so you can take risks”
Film company MGM announced yesterday that it expects to release the new James Bond movie within three years, and will announce a new director "soon" after Skyfall film-maker Sam Mendes declined the chance to return.
James Bond will return but it will be without director Sam Mendes according to Empire magazine reports.
The American Beauty director had already said that he would only do a single Bond movie and despite Skyfall's massive success it seems he will not be returning to the franchise.
Empire quotes Mendes as saying; “It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie.
"Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond."
The 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise will be celebrated in a 007-themed sequence at this year's Oscars ceremony in February.
"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.
There are 23 official Bond films to date, making it the longest-running and, with the exception of Harry Potter, most financially successful film franchise in history.
The announcement has fuelled rumours that the latest 007 movie, Skyfall, which broke the $1 billion mark at the box office, is in line for a best picture nomination.
Skyfall, the latest James Bond adventure, has become the first picture to make £100m in UK cinemas, the film's publicists said.
Incredible news: #SKYFALL has now taken £100,460,679 at the UK box office, the first film in box office history to cross the £100m mark!
James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar made around £93 million in UK box offices in 2010.
James Bond hit Skyfall has become the highest grossing film ever at the UK box office.
In just 40 days it has taken £94.28 million to surpass the previous record-holder Avatar.
James Cameron's Avatar took £94.03 million over an 11-month period following its release in late 2009.
The James Bond movie series celebrated a milestone this year with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie Dr No in October.