Sam Mendes To Direct Bond 24?19.02.13 # Sequel # 4 Comments
Fresh off the success of the 23rd Bond instalment, rumour has it that its director, Sam Mendes, will be back for another go around.
The Daily Mail has reported that Mendes is “75% likely” to return as the director for the untitled follow up to Skyfall. The project is still in its earliest stages but is also rumoured to be a standalone title, completely separate from the formula that the last three films have followed. However, if Sam Mendes is indeed the choice for Bond 24, fans will have to wait – as the director is currently committed to a production of King Lear at the National Theatre, as well as the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory opening in May.
It does make sense – Skyfall wasn’t only a critical success, but a huge financial one on top of that. The film is the top grossing James Bond film as well as the top grossing British movie of all time.
Daniel Craig is confirmed for at least another two Bond titles, with ### SPOILERS AHEAD ### Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris expected to return as their retrospective characters (is it too spoilery to say who? Has everyone who wants to see it seen it already?). ### END SPOILERS ###
Bond 24 is currently slated for a late 2014 release. Those waiting for something Mendes-y to hold them over until then (and relive their childhood) can see Charlie And The Chocolate Factory from May 18th at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.