Ralph Fiennes Says 'James Bond 24' Will Start Shooting This October
We already know that the next mission for James Bond will hit theaters on November 6th, 2015, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually begin production. Now if we can believe the new "M" in the Daniel Craig led section of this longstanding British spy franchise, then we finally have that information. Speaking with MTV News, Ralph Fiennes, currently making the rounds for The Grand Budapest Hotel, said that James Bond 24 will head into production this fall. Fiennes said, "It's meant to start shooting in October," however, the actor adds, "I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much."
We're assuming that Skyfall writer John Logan is putting the final touches on the script now, and casting should be getting underway relatively soon. One disappointing fact is that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will not be back to lens the film, but Sam Mendes will be back to direct this next installment after a short time when it was thought that his stage productions would keep him from taking on another big screen project. There have been rumblings that Mendes might end up directing the next two sequels, because there's a rumor that what happens next for Bond might have some kind of plot linking the next two films. Stay tuned for more information as it comes along.