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