It was just a few weeks ago that Sam Mendes officially announced he wouldn't return to direct 'Bond 24' (what's more, he said the mere thought of returning to direct another James Bond film made him "physically ill") but producers aren't wasting any time finding a replacement. But how do you top 'Skyfall' - the biggest Bond film of all-time and a movie that made over $1 billion? You hire 'The Dark Knight' director Christopher Nolan.
Many of us loved the latest James Bond movie, 'Skyfall,' which reflects in the film's $1 billion worldwide box office, but the film is something its director, Sam Mendes, does not want to repeat. We all know (or rather should know by now) that he doesn't have plans to return for the next 007 movie -- in fact, the very thought of doing so makes him "physically ill."
A few weeks ago we learned that 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes would not be returning for Bond 24, which was a bit shocking considering the enormous financial and critical success of the latest James Bond adventure. However, Bond franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson aren't letting him go too easy: they say he'll be back...just not yet.
It's the question on the lips of every fan now that 'Skyfall' is on their DVD shelf: when is the next James Bond movie coming out? After all, 'Skyfall' made over $1 billion at the box office, earned universal acclaim from critics and audiences and even took home a few Oscars. Surely they must be fast tracking 'Bond 24!' Although there's no date locked in yet, it looks like they have plans on 'Bond 24' hitting theaters in November, 2015.
Sam Mendes is not returning for the next James Bond movie. Citing scheduling conflicts, the 'Skyfall' director is taking the cash and clout that comes with making the highest grossing film in the history of a fifty year old franchise and escaping/moving on to other pastures. The Bond series runs through directors like Agent 007 does love interests, but this is the rare case wher
About three weeks ago came news that 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes was close to finalizing a deal to return for 'Bond 24,' the next film in the 007 series. Well in the weeks since, something changed and Mendes has confirmed that we won't be returning for the next James Bond film. Find out why below and let's figure out who could possibly replace him.
With 'Skyfall' firmly enshrined as the biggest James Bond film of all time (not to mention one of the biggest movies of all time, period), it only makes sense for the producers of the venerable series to keep the good times rolling and start talking Bond 24. They locked up screenwriter John Logan almost immediately after 'Skyfall' first dropped, and now it looks like director Sam Mendes is close to returning as well.
Jump after the break to find out just how close.