Mendes a maybe for Bond 23

Director set to join project as consultant...


Only yesterday we were reporting that Bond 23 might be in troubled water thanks to MGM’s current ‘on sale’ status.

Well, it seems MGM don’t like all the negative attention they’re attracting. So they’re looking to hire Brit director Sam Mendes as a ‘consultant’ on the project – and no doubt hush up those doom mongers.

What does that mean? Basically, MGM haven’t got the money to officially hire a director. But they need somebody onboard to steer Bond into calmer territory. Which is where Mendes comes in.

No official word yet if the dotted line has been signed, but Deadline Hollywood seem pretty sure that this is a done deal.

Either way, this seems like the most promising news of late regarding Bond’s latest film. With the more drama-oriented Mendes onboard, you can bet there’ll be a little less shooting and a little more thinking involved in Bond 23.

Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Is Mendes a good choice? Think missus Kate Winslet should follow suit? Comments below...


    • Ali1748

      Jan 6th 2010, 14:35

      Sam Mendes would be a great choice for Bond 23.

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    • MadMatt

      Jan 6th 2010, 14:57

      Yep, I commented on this on the earlier Bond story yesterday. Good news, I think. We certainly need to have a less hyperactive movie than QoS this time.

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    • pimpernel

      Jan 6th 2010, 17:07

      Amen to that MadMatt. I personally think a more dramatic baddy would be good for next time round.

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    • BabyDiego

      Jan 7th 2010, 13:42

      I personally like the Total Film idea of Park Chan Wook for director, but that won't happen

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