Sam Mendes Set To Return For Stand-Alone JAMES BOND 24; Production May Begin This Year
According to some fairly reliable sources, Sam Mendes is 75% of the way towards committing to the next instalment in the James Bond franchise following the phenomenal success of Skyfall. We now also know that plans for a two-part story across films 24 and 25 have been scrapped.
Not too long ago, we learned of plans for a two-part story (written by Skyfall's John Logan) which would be spread across the 24th and 25th instalments of the James Bond franchise and be shot back to back. Well, according to The Daily Mail, those plans have been scrapped and they will now instead be completely stand-alone tales. Part of the reason for this is because director Sam Mendes was reluctant about committing to a four year shoot, and while he still hasn't fully committed to a follow-up to Skyfall, sources tell that site that "he's '75 per cent' of the way towards doing it". As of right now, Logan has reportedly penned two treatments for both movies, but Mendes wants to see the finished script before he signs on the dotted line. If this all works out, it is expected that the currently untitled James Bond 24 will begin pre-production either later this year or early 2014.
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