Sam Mendes Confirmed to Direct James Bond 24 for Release in 2015
by Ethan Anderton
July 11, 2013
It's official! After courting directors like Nicolas Winding Refn, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, Shane Black and Tom Hooper, James Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and studios MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that Skyfall director Sam Mendes will officially be back behind the camera for James Bond 24. Complete with a script from the most recent sequel's writer John Logan, the spy sequel will be released in the United States on November 6th, 2015, and will hit the United Kingdom a little bit earlier on October 23rd, 2015. This is some damn good news!
Mendes said, "I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time." At the end of May, after news surfaced that Mendes taking the gig was back on the table, there was another report saying that Mendes might end up directing the next two sequels. As of now, it sounds like he's only signed up for Bond 24, and that's good enough for now. Happy?