06.03.13 Official- Sam Mendes chooses Theater over Bond
Not good news for Bond fans around the world- Sam Mendes will not be directing the next 007 adventure on the big screen. Despite its critical and commercial success, Mendes has turned down directing more Bond movies in favour of the theater.
He told Empire Magazine: “Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life.
“But I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.”
However, it’s not all completely bad news for Bond fans out there. Mendes hasn’t ruled out directing more 007 films in the future, with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson both stating that they would be very happy to work with him again.
The 24th installment of the Bond franchise will star Daniel Craig as the superspy, and still be scripted by Skyfall’s John Logan.