Director Sam Mendes to Return for ‘Bond 24’

The ‘Skyfall’ director is coming back after Sony scrapped plans for a two-part 007 adventure.
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Director Sam Mendes to Return for ‘Bond 24’

Sam Mendes will likely return to direct Bond 24 The James Bond franchise doesn't normally retain directors for more than one movie, although, after the phenomenal box office success of Skyfall, that tradition is about to change. Director Sam Mendes is reportedly "75 percent sure" he is coming back to make Bond 24.

We reported in October that John Logan is writing the screenplay, and soon thereafter, reports started swirling that the next 007 movie would actually be a two-part project. Star Daniel Craig shot down those rumors just days later, but this new report indicates that may have actually been a part of the plan at one point. Now that Bond 24 is officially a stand-alone project, the director is close to signing on, but he intends to wait until a completed script has been turned in.

John Logan has two treatments written that outline the plot of Bond 24, but work on the actual script hasn't officially begun as of yet.

Daniel Craig will return as James Bond, with Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), and Ben Whishaw (Q) slated to reprise their Skyfall roles as well.

Spectre comes to theaters November 6th, 2015.

Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012.

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  • redcameraman • 2 years ago

    "Skyfall" wasn't as awesome as I thought it'd be. Oh well, at least there's always "Casino Royale."

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    • masterofthemoon • 2 years ago

      Bond 24 will be good as Skyfall cause now we have a new M, Moneypenny and Q added to the mix its going to feel like the classic Bond all over again and that's good cause that formula has worked for 50 years!

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      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

        @instead8909 Yes, I hope he stays as long as possible as well.

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        • instead8909 • 2 years ago

          @themoviefanatic when Quantum of Solace hit theaters I thought I was watching a Bourne film.

          Skyfall brought back what I loved about Bond, high adventure, big bad meany, the gagets and Q and the sudden appearance of Ralf. I hope he stays as long as possible.

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          • narrator • 2 years ago

            @thomasclarke That's understandable. While not to the same extremes as Britain, campaigning for the film has been pretty strong here in the states. I guess we'll just agree to have enjoyed the movie and will proceed to tune out the needless hype surrounding it.

            As for the camp factor, I both agree and disagree. Bringing back some actual gadgets, disfigured villains, and even the classic martini will go a long way to appease folks who see this current series as a generic, high-strung, Bond/Bourne hybrid.

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            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

              @instead8909 Yeah, i liked Skyfall better then Quantum of Solace.

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              • Omega007 • 2 years ago

                i think craig can win best pictures with mendes in it

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                • Omega007 • 2 years ago

                  o hell yea hes the best bond i thought no one would top connery but man craig performance wow blew connery away bond is craig........

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                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                    @themoviefanatic Quantum was the only one I didn't like.

                    @Omega007 he's attached to two more.

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                    • Omega007 • 2 years ago

                      how many more bonds is Daniel Craig making?

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                      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                        @Omega007 Well, it was said to be that at one point and then Daniel Craig said that rumor was false, as mentioned in the article above.

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                        • Omega007 • 2 years ago

                          So daniel craig is going to do 2 more Bonds???

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                          • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                            Cool.

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                            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                              @instead8909 Really? I thought both of them were really good movies.

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                              • slysnide • 2 years ago

                                @the-movieghost: This is great news. Mendes doesn't have much to his resume, but his averages are good, and "SKYFALL" was excellent. I say bring him back for the remainder of Craig's films.

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                                • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                                  Game on!

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                                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                    I didn't like Quantum, Skyfall I was very pleased with.

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                                    • thomasclarke • 2 years ago

                                      @narrator@felipe-11

                                      I don't know how it's publicity is like in American markets but here in the uk it's mad, posters are everywhere and I mean everywhere. Buses have been decked out with the entire paint Job being one large mural to the film. And adverts plague TVs at the moment, all for a DVD release. I think people have kind of gone over the top with this one, the film was good but like sometimes not blasting are our eyes with constant publicity is for the better.

                                      With regards camp stuff in the new Bonds, I agree that the films are better without them. The issue I feel though is that without at least some gadgets these films will jus feel to much like Bourne, which lets be fair the directors of the latest 3 have easily tried to emulate somewhat.

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                                      • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                                        @thedude@thomasclarke@narrator Finally, someone else who thought Skyfall was overrated... I'd rather see Martin Campbell back with some of his Casino Royale magic (best Bond IMO), but Mendes isn't bad news either.

                                        I don't appreciate the fact that he's bringing back the camp from old Bond movies (jumping on dragons, cars with secret machine guns, booby traps) but at least he gave us another memorable villain and great style.

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                                        • crypt • 2 years ago

                                          YES!

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