The Next James Bond Will Be Directed by Sam Mendes After All

The Next James Bond Will Be Directed by Sam Mendes After All

Jul 11, 2013

Back in March it was revealed that Skyfall director Sam Mendes would not be directing the currently untitled 24th James Bond film. At the time the film's producers said that Mendes, who had just delivered the first Bond movie to gross over $1 billion at the box office, was moving on to focus on other projects, but that he may return to direct a film further down the line. Well, it looks like those other projects are now out of the way, because THR is reporting that Mendes is back for Bond 24.

The director gave the following statement:

"I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time."

As for any other details about Bond 24, everything we currently know can be summed up pretty quickly: Mendes is directing, Daniel Craig is starring, John Logan is writing, and it'll hit U.S. theaters on November 6, 2015. The U.K. gets it two weeks earlier on October 23, so start booking your flights now.

 

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