Sam Mendes Confirms That He Won't Direct JAMES BOND 24

Sam Mendes Confirms That He Won't Direct JAMES BOND 24

Well, this is a disappointing way to kick off the day! Despite helming Skyfall last year (a movie which was hailed as the best Bond movie ever by some and the first in the franchise to earn over $1 billion), Sam Mendes has now 100% confirmed he won't be back for the next instalment. Read on for details!


"It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie," Sam Mendes told Empire Online just weeks after Skyfall won "Best British Film" at this year's BAFTA's. "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." There had been some doubt that the director would return for the next film, although recent reports seemed to indicate otherwise, especially as writer John Logan had also agreed to return. However, Mendes isn't ruling out coming back to the franchise at some point in the future. "I feel very honoured to have been part of the Bond family and very much hope I have a chance to work with them again sometime in the future." Who would you like to see direct James Bond 24? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

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