Mendes to direct second Bond film?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News18 February 2013

Sam Mendes is reportedly '75 per cent' likely to direct the next Bond film.

The director, who with 'Skyfall' has helmed the most successful British film of all time, was thought to be reluctant to return as the next two Bond films were being planned back-to-back, making it a four year project.

[Related story: Brosnan throws doubt on Bond Oscars appearance]

But now it's thought that Bond 24 and 25 will be stand-alone films instead, meaning that Mendes is more likely to sign up, according to Bond authority Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Mail.

It's also said that he is keen on the rough sketch of the next film, but needs to see the finished script before committing.

The production for the next film could begin later this year, but Mendes is currently tied up with theatre projects.

He is directing 'King Lear' for the National Theatre, set to premiere in January, and also a musical version of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' which is due in May at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

'Skyfall' took the Bafta for Best British Film last week, while Coen Brothers regular Roger Deakins scooped the outstanding achievement award from the American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles.

An Exceptional Lifestyle in North Stafford, VA

The ONLY new townhomes in Stafford’s most desirable community, where the amenities and location = a terrific lifestyle. From the upper $200s.

Melt away dirt, oil and makeup!

Try our one-step facial cleanser for the ultimate clean or our cleansing wipes for Purity on the go! Natural oil extracts condition and refresh skin.

Always be trading with every possible advantage.

Trade Stocks & ETFs. Get exclusive tools. And pay $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades—less than TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade. Open an account.

The Best of Both Worlds.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Classic design meets powerful performance. Meet the Dodge Challenger. Your day just got a lot more interesting.

The Most Addictive Shopping Site for Women

Fashion, jewelry, cosmetics and more items starting as low as $1. LIVE auctions happening right now.