January 23, 2017

Sam Mendes to direct next Bond film

British director Sam Mendes is in negotiations to direct the 23rd installment of the venerable James Bond franchise.


Production is being fast-tracked and could begin as early as June with an eye toward a 2011 release.

Daniel Craig will play 007 for a third time. Marc Forster directed the previous Bond film, 2008′s “Quantum of Solace,” which grossed $586 million worldwide.

The MGM film will be Mendes’ first action-heavy project, though his 2005 effort “Jarhead” was set amid U.S. war in Kuwait. Mendes’ last directorial effort, the road-trip dramedy “Away We Go,” grossed $10 million domestically last summer.

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