sam mendes to direct next james bond?
Ah the question mark, could this news be a rumor? Could be. Could it be for real by the time you have read it? Certainly. Is it a slow news day so CoF has to resort to asking questions aloud? Absolutely.
News was yesterday that the next Bond movie was slow going because MGM only has stupid Tolkien movies and James bond to work with and might be sold – now today it may have a new Director in Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition which also starred Daniel Craig, American Beauty). Mendes will helm the 23rd James Bond film says the Hollywood Reporter, he is in negotiations with the production team to direct Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007. He is one of my favorite Directors and let it be known that Road to Perdition is a strangely underrated masterpiece. Another favorite Revolutionary Road had him directing his wife Kate Winslet (schwing!) alongside her soul mate Jack Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, “Well, our timeline’s a little up in the air what with the situation at MGM, so we have to be flexible. We just don’t know enough about the situation to comment, but we know it’s uncertain.” Read more on the uncertain timeline at MI6. Sony, who co-produced and distributed the last two films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, are out of the picture now that their two-film deal under the previous acquisition deal has expired. That is unless Sony is part of another MGM purchase, as the debt-ridden studio is expecting bids later this month. Lionsgate, Liberty Media and News Corp are rumoured to be take-over bid front-runners.