Mendes to direct Bond 24, movie due out in 2015

Sam Mendes: back for Bodn 24

Sam Mendes: back for Bond 24

Sam Mendes, after initially rejecting it, has opted to direct Bond 24, which has a 2015 release date, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL 007.COM WEB SITE.

An excerpt:

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in the UK on October 23, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

SKYFALL the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of SKYFALL, we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

5 Responses

  1. […] UPDATE (July 11): The movie will be out in late October 2015 in the U.K. and early November 2015 in the U.S. See THE FOLLOWING POST. […]

  2. Terrible news. An extra year’s delay, as Daniel Craig continues to visibly age before our very eyes. No new David Arnold music score. And probably more Sam Mendes-style navelgazing… Maybe this one will have Bond on the psychiatrist’s couch, crying and wanting his mommy. Feh.

    Eon, you can keep it. 48 years of fandom, but I’m done.

  3. No problem Paul. Sit back relax and watch “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” during 2014 and then follow it up with 007.

  4. So contrary to the original vision of Cubby and Harry where they would never WASTE all that money on ‘Stars’ and ‘Directors’ and never cared about getting awards, like an Oscar.
    I guess “all the money is on the screen” now just pertains to the paychecks of the names in the titles. Like with the very dull and unoriginal SKYFALL, I guess ‘SKYFALL 2’ will just cut stunts and locations and sets for the sake of those salaries.
    So sad.

  5. […] date is revealed: Eon, MGM and Sony jointly announced the release date of the then-Bond 24 in July 2013. The studio partner question might slow things up this time. Still, it wouldn’t be a huge […]

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