Could Sam Mendes return for Bond 24?

Director reportedly in talks with Sony

Sam Mendes could be about to pull off a spectacular U-turn, with reports claiming that the Skyfall director has entered talks with Sony to return to direct Bond 24.

Mendes had previously ruled himself out of such a return, citing his commitments to stage productions Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and King Lear as too time-consuming an endeavour.

However, Deadline now claims that Mendes has been in contact with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, with the director back in the frame to take the hotseat on Bond 24.

It is thought that the producers have agreed to wait until Mendes has completed work on the aforementioned stage shows before getting production underway, with Bond 24 pencilled in for a 2016 release date.

The news comes hot on the heels of rumours that the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ang Lee were being considered for the position. Sorry chaps… looks like Mendes just skipped to the head of the queue!

Would you like to see Mendes return for another Bond film? Tell us, below!

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    • SiMan

      May 29th 2013, 12:58

      Meh, don't think he made as big an impact as Martin Campbell did with Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Rather than sticking with this new Bourne-style realism, i wish they try to re-introduce some of the elements that make the bond films what they are - gadgets, mad villains and secret bases. Just not as over the top as the invisible car.

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    • Ali1748

      May 29th 2013, 14:35

      Thank god Mendes might be back cause that rumored shortlist included Shane Black.

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