Mendes again says ‘probably’ no more Bonds

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes has once again said he “probably” won’t again direct a 007 film.

The director gave an interview TO THE BBC, which was SUMMARIZED BY THE MIRROR NEWSPAPER.

“But I do think this is probably it…It was a fantastic life-changing thing, but I don’t think I could go down that road again,” he said in the BBC interview, according to the Mirror. “It’s more a lifestyle choice than a job. You do have to put everything else on hold.”

In the spring of 2013, following 2012’s Skyfall, Mendes said the thought of directing another 007 film “made me physically ill.”

A few months later, it was announced he’d be back to direct Bond 24, later titled SPECTRE.

The new Bond film recently completed filming and is in post-production for release this fall.

To view the entire Mirror article, CLICK HERE. To listen to the BBC interview, CLICK HERE. The SPECTRE comments begin around the 23:15 mark. According to the BBC website, the program is available for listening for a limited time.

Thanks to reader Ricardo Cantoral for the heads up.

UPDATE: Having had a chance to listen to the BBC interview itself, there are these tidbits:

–“This is a bigger movie than Skyfall,” Mendes said. “We shot in more places.”

–There’s 100 minutes of music in SPECTRE, according to the director.

–Ian Fleming “is a great unknowable figure,” Mendes said.

–The title song has been recorded. Mendes provided no additional details.

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