2012’s latest James Bond movie, Skyfall was a massive hit. It became the highest grossing Bond film of all time and so inevitably the studio and producers have been casting a keen eye over new directors to make the follow-up ever since.
Veteran director, Sam Mendes was in the chair for that particular film and the good news for fans and also the makers of the Bond films is that he has confirmed that he has come on board to helm the next one as well.
Initially he hadn’t planned on making another film for a while, instead focusing on his West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but in a recent interview he advised that he had to come back for the second part of what he started.
He says: “I cast a new M, I cast a new Moneypenny, I cast a new Q. I felt there was a second part of a two-part story… “ He also stated that producers EON helped with the decision: “[It helped] when [Eon] agreed to wait a little longer and not go immediately – not go with two movies [and instead] go with one, which I felt very strongly about.”
It has been rumoured that Bond 24 will be the sequel to Skyfall, but this hasn’t yet been officially confirmed or denied yet by scriptwriter John Logan or Mendes. No casting has been announced either, apart from the obvious, Daniel Craig.