James Bond Will Be Back November 2015, Sam Mendes Will Direct
Vulture reports that Sam Mendes will be back to direct the next movie, as will Daniel Craig. Mendes had previously announced that he wouldn't be able to direct Bond 24, due to his commitments to theatrical productions of King Lear and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, given the enormous success of the Mendes-helmed Skyfall, producers were willing to wait and Mendes will be back, with the film set for a November 6, 2015 release date (October 23 in the U.K.). Mendes said:
I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24. I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.We'll miss you, Judi Dench.