While in the old days, it wasn’t uncommon for a director to make several Bond movies, more recently each film has had a different helmer – even Martin Campbell had an 11 year gap between Goldeneye and Casino Royale. However with Skyfall grossing over $1 billion, it’s little surprise MGM wants to get Sam Mendes to return.
It seems they may get their wish, as the Daily Mail says there’s a ‘75%’ chance Mendes will commit to Bond 24 in the near future.
Back in October John Logan agreed to write the screenplay, agreeing to come up with two treatments that outline the plot of Bond 24. It’s not believed work on the actual script hasn’t begun yet, as MGM and co. still have to decide which of the treatments to go with. and soon thereafter, reports started swirling that the next 007 movie would actually be a two-part project.
Mendes is likely to wait until he sees a completed script before he signs on the dotted line. Daniel Craig will return as James Bond, with Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), and Ben Whishaw (Q) slated to reprise their Skyfall roles as well. It’s believed the film will hit cinemas in 2014.