SAM MENDES Not Returning For BOND 24!

By on 6 March, 2013


Sam Mendes & Judi Dench - SKYFALL

Despite the huge success of his first James Bond movie, ‘SKYFALL‘, Sam Mendes has confirmed that he won’t be returning to direct the next 007 movie, despite receiving a “generous” offer – according to Empire magazine.

 

In an official statement, the director says:

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie.

“Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond.

“I feel very honoured to have been part of the Bond family, and very much hope I have a chance to work with them again sometime in the future.”

 

Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also issued an official response, saying:

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam, he directed our most successful Bond movie ever, Skyfall. We would have loved to have made the next film with him but completely respect his decision to focus on other projects and hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with him again.”

 

Bond 24 is set to begin production by the end of the 2013, with a view to releasing the movie in late 2014!

 


 

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