Sam Mendes to Direct Next James Bond Movie
Posted 01.06.10 by Ryan
THR reports that Sam Mendes is negotiating to direct the twenty-third James bond movie. Mendes will work from a script from screenwriters Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade, and production could begin in June, despite the possible sale of MGM.
Bond producer Michael Wilson disagrees slightly with the production scheduling, telling TotalFilm that the "timeline's a little up in the air" considering the "situation at MGM." As for what Bond 23 will be about, Wilson would not say.
We've hired the writers and we've been working with them but it's just too early to say anything. You know, often at this stage, I find myself saying, "Oh, we're gonna do this and that," then six months from now you'll say, "That isn't in the film at all — you told me it was..." I think we're at the stage where a lot of ideas are floating around that sound very good, but whether they make the final cut, who knows?
Bond 23 is reportedly eying a 2011 release. Daniel Craig will return to play the famous British secret agent.