Will Sam Mendes commit to making another Bond?
With the success of the film, is Mendes likely to sign on for another installment? According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, there's a 75% chance of it happening. So you're saying there's a chance? YES! Early on, Mendes was reluctant to do a sequel because it was originally commissioned to be a two part story with the films being shot back to back which would take a four year commitment. Now with that idea abandoned, it's opened the director up to seriously think about taking on helming duties again.
Right now, screenwriter John Logan has a two treatments with a rough outline of the plot. Mendes is awaiting a finished script before going all in.
Even if he does jump on board, it will be a bit before they can start filming. Mendes is currently directing King Lear, and is also putting together a musical version of Roald Dahlís Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which opens on May 18th. It's possible that production on BOND 24 could begin later this year, or early 2014.
I adore Mendes so I hope he does decide to get involved with this again.
|Extra Tidbit:||Roger Deakins is a f*cking excellent cinematographer. That is all.|
|Source:||The Daily Mail|