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.